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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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 also needs 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. 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 DUANNA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
Family
DUANNA
Mobile
F 32 NEEDS socks, pantry items (rice, beans, pasta) canned goods This family is new to One Spirit and could use some help with winter clothes and pantry items. She was recently laid off from her job. F 1 - jumper, fleece pullover, velvet smock, velvet l/s & pants, skirt, leggings -- Winter coats-12/7/19
Son M 4 pants, shirts, diapers This 3 year old loves Lightning McQueen and cars. He has outgrown all his winter clothes. Diapers - size 5 pants and shirts - size 5T coat, boots winter coat, pajamas, socks, hat, mittens
Son M 10 hat, pajamas, underwear This little boys is very big for his age and could use some winter clothing that fit. Pajamas - size L Mens coat, boots sweatpants, coat
Daughter F 4 hat, mittens, winter clothes, underwear This little 4 year old girl is on a wait list for Head Start. She loves Barbies and her favorite colors are pink and purple. She is in need of winter clothes. Pants - size L Girls shirts - size M Girls coat, boots pajamas, coat
Daughter F 2 Diapers, hat, pants, shirts This 2 year old loves to play with play with baby dolls and she likes Minnie Mouse. She has outgrown her clothes and would like some winter clothes. Diapers - size 5 pants & shirts - size 3T coat, boots winter coat, pajamas, 10 pair socks, mittens
Son M 9 socks, pajamas, hat, gloves, underwear This third grader has outgrown all his clothes and would love some winter clothes. pajamas - size L Boys underwear - size M coat, boots For 9 year old boy 1 long sleeve shirt 1 jogger-style jacket 1 leather wallet winter coat, 1 pair black jeans

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.

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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