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 plates, bowls; toilet paper, paper towels and napkins; CLEANING SUPPLIES: Pine-Sol, Clorox, Clorox Clean-up, disposable vinyl gloves size XL, trash bags, dish soap

If you are interested in making a donation to the DELORES family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Pants and summer clothing for grand daughters, pantry food and Hygiene products This Grandmother is asking for help for grand daughters. They are the love of her life and it hurts her that they have outgrown their clothes.....She tries to make it but finds it hard and often runs out of food and care items for girls. she says they have long hair and could us some hair ties too. shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, body wash, hair ties
Granddaughter F 6 Pants, shorts, T shirts, socks. shampoo, conditioner & body Wash This little girl is in the lst grade and she is often in hot pursuit of her big sister.....Grannie says she is going to be tall like her sister. Pants 8 shirts 8/10 2 shorts, 2 tops
Granddaughter F 9 Pants, shorts, T shirts , Socks, shampoo, conditioner & hair ties This little girl is in the 3rd grade and lives in the country. She lives in the country and you can often see her long her streaming behind her. Pants 10 child shirts 10/12 child dress, shorts, tops
Granddaughter F 9 Pants, shorts, T shirts, Socks, shampoo, conditioner, body wash & hair ties This little girl lives with her cousins and is in the 3rd grade. She too loves to play outside and says she really loves grannie. Pants 10 shirts 12 dress, shorts, 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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