The Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations in South Dakota are part of a larger territory established for the Lakota in 1868 by the United States government and later parceled out to non-Native homesteaders and broken up into smaller tribal reservations. Today, Pine Ridge Reservation is home to about 40,000 Native Americans and Cheyenne Reservation about 20,000. According to the US Census Bureau, the reservations lie within the poorest counties in the United States.

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PANTRY ITEMS ARE: Flour, sugar, salt, pancake mix, bread mix, spices, peanut butter, jelly, milk (dried/canned), potatoes, rice, eggs (dried), etc... Please send new and/or clean (like new) clothing. No stains, rips, tattered fabric, worn out shoe soles. *NO WEAPONS*

The ONE SPIRIT Okini list is maintained by an international network of volunteers who are in direct personal contact with the people of Pine Ridge. Okini is a Lakota word meaning "to share material things".

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
M 35 4 blankets/sleeping bags & pillows for the family, winter clothing and outerwear, socks, laundry, dish and bath soap, shampoo and dental care items, food, pantry items, towels and washcloths, toilet paper Delane tries to take on work whenever available (which isn't often on the rez, and they have no vehicle) to help meet the needs of his family. They are caring for a aging family member that has multiple disabilities. With no steady income and winter knocking at the door, they are in great need of help. pants size 36x34; shirt size 2X; shoe size 10; coat/hoodie size 2X
Wife F 36 winter clothing and outerwear, socks pants size 14; shirt size XL; shoes size 8; underwear size 8; coat size XL
Daughter F 12 winter clothing and outerwear, socks favorite color is pink pants size 14-15 juniors; shirt size L; shoes size 8; underwear size 14-15 juniors; coat size XL
Daughter F 3 winter clothing and outerwear, socks, diapers, baby wash and lotion pants and shirts size 4T; shoes size 8 toddler; diapers size 6; coat size 5T
Son M 2 winter clothing and outerwear, socks, baby wash and lotion, diapers pants and shirts size 4T; shoes size 7 Toddler; diapers size 6; coat size 5T
Son M 1 winter clothing and outerwear, socks, baby wash and lotion, diapers pants and shirt size 1T; shoes size 6; diapers size 5; coat size 2T
Son M 0 winter clothing and outerwear, sleep-n-play outfits, onsies with long sleeves, diapers, ProSobee Soy infant formula (lactose intolerant), baby wipes, body wash and lotion, sweater clothing size 12-14 months, diapers size 1

On behalf of the Lakota Families of Pine Ridge Reservation and One Spirit,
we thank you for your kindness and generous heart.


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Please consider the following when deciding what items to send:

1. Clothing should be new, or if used, clean and in like-new condition

2. A good rule of thumb is if you would use it for yourself or your family, then it's good

3. Items should be free of stains, rips, tattered fabric or excessive wear

4. Weapons are not permitted


The Okini program is a great way to make a difference in the life of a Lakota family.

Getting Started is Easy

Now that you have selected your Family, please complete this form, including the My Contact Information section, then click the SAVE my information button that is located at the lower left of this page

Upon receipt of this completed form, One Spirit will send a response to you via email. We will provide you with instructions on sending the items to your selected family.

There will also be a link in the email for you to provide us with detailed information:

1. a list of the items that you sent
2. when your gift was sent
3. the tracking number, and
4. the expected delivery date
5. a question or comment

With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

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