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
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN URGENT NEEDS : Toilet paper, paper towels, Dawn Dish soap, Simple Green cleaner for moping, toilet cleaner, Pine-Sol, Clorox Clean-ups, disposable vinyl gloves size L for cleaning, 30 gallon trash bags. FOR THE KITCHEN: flour, yeast, vegetable oil, Sweet-n-Low packets, coffee, coffee creamer, aluminum foil, disposable serving gloves, dish towels

If you are interested in making a donation to the MIKAELA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 22 Clothing for children the most important and clothing for herself. Sweats or joggers for her, tops, sneakers, socks panties and a winter coat She has none. A young mother of 4 children is not having an easy time. She is living with the childrens grandparents and it is very over crowded. It would really brighten her life if someone was able to help her out. Sweats or joggers size L (wears an 11 Jr. Shirts L Coat Xl shoes 8 ( would love black ones) 2 prs. warm socks, cowl M1: jeans, 4 tops, hoodie, coat (2T) F2: beanie, sweatpants, top F2: beanie, sweatpants, top F4: shoes-11/10/18
Daughter F 4 Needs Shoes or Sneakers for School She is just a little one but she told me she needs some shoes for school....she said she is a big girl now - pre - k I met her this summer and she is precious. Shoes 11 Child l/s t-shirt and leggings ,shoes, 3 Pr socks, toothbrush
Son M 1 clothing - has very little He is a bounching baby boy where there are very few in this large extended family.....His mother would appreciate any help. clothing 18 months Shoes 5 coat 24 months sweater, jeans, 4 tops, hoodie, coat (2T)
Daughter F 2 leggins, tops, socks, sweater or hoodie, winter coat, hat, gloves & snowboot She is the other twin and as cute as a button.....she is in real need of clothes and a winter coat - has none.....Her birthday is 11/17 and she would love a b day present too if possible. Clothing 3T Snowboots 8 Coat 4 sweater, birthday gift, socks socks, toy cell phone, box 24 crayons beanie, sweatpants, top
Daughter F 2 leggings, tops, socks, snow boots , coat hat ,gloves and a sweater or hoodie pampers size 5 She is a twin and she loves her sister a whole lot.... This family has very little and would appreciate anything. her birtday is 11/17 - she would love a present clothes 3T snowboots 8 Coat 4 birthday gift, socks socks, toy cell phone, box 24 crayons beanie, sweatpants, top

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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