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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ORGANIZATIONS -- If you can help these organizations, please get in touch!
Organization City Needs Contact
WOUNDED KNEE SERVICE CENTER MANDERSON 200 backpacks & supplies (for students in K-12) The center does not have a breakdown on how many for each grade.Please indicate what age (elementary, middle school or high school) you are sending for. High schoolers can use calculators and other school supplies for those in advanced grades. This CAP office serves students in Rockyford, Wounded Knee and Manderson.
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN URGENT NEEDS : Toilet paper, Dawn Dish soap, Simple Green cleaner for moping, toilet cleaner, Pine-Sol, Clorox Clean-ups, disposable vinyl gloves size L, 30 gallon trash bags, kitchen broom. Wopila tanka. FOR THE KITCHEN: Large cake pans, Large muffin pans, Large baking pans, Large cookie sheet pans, loaf pans, dish towels, flour, yeast, vegetable oil, Sweet-n-Low packets, coffee, coffee creamer, coffee cups, aluminum foil, disposable serving gloves, plastic containers for collecting dirty dishes, toilet paper, paper towels & napkins, food storage containers;

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F UPDATE Clothing for children coat for 13 year old boy - he rec'd one but it is too small and Pantry items - would love to have some fruit in plastic containers for diabetic son. . She said people were very kind and have sent things for her children - but there are still a few things more they need. SHE HAS TOLD ME OVER AND OVER HOW THANKFUL SHE IS FOR ALL THAT HAS BEE DONE FOR HER FAMILY.
Son M 5 He is growing and his pants are too tight.....- jeans or sweat pants. He is big for his age and is going to be tall like his big brother. He is in head start. Pants 8 husky jeans, beanie, jacket, shoes size 12 child, 2 pair socks
Son M 0 Clothing - has nothing, receiving blankets, diapers baby care items. This new born little boy came into the world with his birthday suit and now he really needs some clothes. The mother has very little clothes and really has her hands full.... 3 months Diapers #1 Baby- 4 receiving blankets, size 1 Diapers (152 count)2 packs baby wipes flannel sleepers - 4 cotton sleepers - 2 2 sleepers 3mo
Son M 1 I[PDATE - Needs pants, socks and shoes This little boy is learning to walk and his off and running. He really needs clothes Pants 2T shoes 6 Wide - really need some diapers #5 Fleece jacket, shirt, 2 pair pants socks, mittens, stuffed toy, beanie 1 pants 24 mos
Son M 13 WINTER COAT This tall 6th grader is into Basketball and riding his bike. They just moved in with grandma. COAT LARGE - MENS jeans, Sherpa lined zip up hoodie, 2 pr crew socks men's shirt size L, hi-tops

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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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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