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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ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN The children at the AYC would like to learn baking skills. They are in need of ingredients: baking powder & soda, salt & pepper, sugar (white, brown & powdered), flour, yeast, tea, cake & cookie mixes, frosting, eggs, vegetable oil, Crisco shortening, powdered milk, vanilla. "Wopila Tonka"

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 34 years o Bassinet and Baby clothes This mother had a stroke while pregnant, effected her right hand side. Her baby boy has just come out of hospital today 09/07/17, 8 weeks old now. They live with the babies grandmother who helps But the mother really needs a bassinet for beside the bed Bassinet
Son M 0 Bassinet and Clothes This baby came out of hospital today 09/07/17 He is 8 weeks old His mother has been very sick, they live with the babies grandmother They really need your help 3 to 6 months Baby lotion, baby wash, baby powder, Desitin (all large containers); 1 hoodie, 1 pr jeans, 1 pr jersey pants, 3 tee shirts, 1 onesie, 10 prs of socks, 2 sleep 'n play outfits (all clothing is size 3-6 month size); 2 rattles; a gift for mom (9/13) Carters Baby Creeper Carters Short Sleeve TShirt, Carters Sleep and Play, Carters 2pc Bodysuit Set,Carters Sleep and Play ,Carters Sleep and Play, 2 Carters Basics Boy TurnMeAround Sets,Carters 5Pack Short Sleeve Bodysuits 1 PullOn Shorts, 2 Carters Sleep and Play 6pk Sport Socks (9/13)

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.

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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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