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.

ONE SPIRIT OKINI LIST


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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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ORGANIZATIONS -- If you can help these organizations, please get in touch!
Organization City Needs Contact
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN IF YOU SEND TO THE AYC, PLEASE PUT % of JENNIFER RICHARDS. Travis Thunder Bull is no longer associated with the center. The Allen Youth Center Sewing Circle needs material for their sewing classes to make pot holders and aprons. The quilters also want to hold star quilt sessions for a 8th grade student hoping to graduate this year. They also plan to make custom Christmas stockings if they receive some native print materials. Also needed are diapers size 5, 4, 3, 2 sizes(a few parents inquired to volunteer for diapers.) Others have requested shampoo, body soap, laundry soap and lotion. Some boys asked for body wash for boys. Can you help with some of these needs? School supplies are still needed but backpack request has been met. To support programs provided by the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website http://www.nativeprogress.org/en/. The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

If you are interested in making a donation to the CHASTITY family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
Family
CHASTITY
F 47 clothing, socks, shoes, toilet paper, shampoo, soap, laundry detergent This single parent is raising her children, grandchildren and niece alone. She was laid off from her job and her unemployment is running out. She is very good at budgeting her money, but there isn't enough left to get school supplies for the children. School supplies needs met. Thank you! 1 Sweat pants, 1 Sweater top, 1 Sweat shirt, 1 Hooded Jacket, 1 Long sleeve top, Little Mermaid Look & Find Book-9/27/19
Niece F 13 clothing, socks, shoes, backpack, school supplies, toilet paper, shampoo, soap This teenage girl just returned to live with her aunt and family. She came with very little. She is returning to school soon and her clothes and shoes no longer fit her. Thank you. ADULT SIZES: tops size XL; shoes size 9; sports bra size 40, underwear size 7, pants junior size 13 1 pair pants, 1 l/s shirt sports bra, backpack, school supplies, snacks
Granddaughter F 7 clothing, socks, shoes, backpack, school supplies This little girl is being raised by her grandmother. Her mother is unable to care for her and her father passed away. She is entering second grade and would like clothes that fit especially shirts. shirts size 8; shoes size 2.5 youth backpack, school supplies, snacks 1pr jeans, 1 tops, leggings
Daughter F 10 clothing, socks, shoes, school supplies, backpacks, toilet paper, shampoo, soap, laundry detergent Single parent, unemployed since January is raising her children and grandchildren. Her only income is unemployment which is ending soon. Her children are returning to school soon and their clothes and shoes no longer fit them. shirts - junior girls Large pants - junior size 9 sports bra size 36 shoes size 7 women underwear - junior size small 1 pair pants, 1 l/s shirt, 1 med pullover bra 10 pair womens underwear size 7 backpack, school supplies, snacks
Grandson M 4 clothing, socks, shoes sweat pants size 5-6; shirt size 5-6; shoes size 10 youth 2 pair pants, 3 shirts
Granddaughter F 9 School clothes, underwear, socks, backpack, school supplies Single parent, unemployed since January is raising her children and grandchildren. Her only income is unemployment which is ending soon. Her children are returning to school soon and their clothes and shoes no longer fit them. This little girl just returned to her grandmother's home and has no clothes or supplies when she returns to school. Shirt size-14/16, Pants size-14/16 Size 14/16: 2 pair pants or jeans, 2 Tshirts, 1 hoodie, underwear, socks
Granddaughter F 7 clothing, socks, shoes, backpack, school supplies This little girl is being raised by her grandmother. Her mother is unable to care for her and her father passed away. She is entering second grade and would like clothes that fit especially shirts. pant and shirts size 10-12; shoes size 5 youth backpack, school supplies, snacks, 1pr jeans, 1 tops, leggings,

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

WAYS TO HELP OKINI

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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