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 STUFFED ANIMALS: Could we get these sweet children some stuffed animals and dolls? The director says that the girls using pillows as pretend dolls and animals during their playtime. The center also needs: hand-held mixer, large capacity (64 oz.)blender capable of blending ice BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS The new program director at the Allen Youth Center is asking for your help in getting books into the hands of the Allen children. Specifically requested are the Junie B. Jones series and Newbery Award books. Stay tuned for more titles......Children coming to the center range in age from 5 to 17 years old. GAMES, GAMES, GAMES: The center could also use: Games such as playing cards, Uno Cards, Jenga, Monopoly, Sorry, Trouble, Checkers. The center also needs toys: dolls with clothes, and building blocks. TO MAKE A CASH DONATION to the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website The center cannot process your cash donation.

If you are interested in making a donation to the LISA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F In need of winter clothing Currently staying at her brother's house and raising her grandchildren, this is their first time on Okini Jeans size 9, shirts size L/XL, snow boots size 7 1/2, winter jacket size XL Lisa- North Face down coat -3/15/19
Granddaughter F 4 Needs winter clothing Has outgrown her winter clothing and it is still cold outside Winter jacket size 6, jeans size 5, long sleeved shirts size 5, snow boots size 9 Winter jacket size 6, sherpa hoodie size 6- F.
Grandson M 9 In need of winter clothing Could really use some winter items Jeans size 10, shirts size 10/12, sneakers size 5

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.

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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
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With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

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