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*

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We are excited that our new Lakota-based transition team is stepping in to help manage Okini!

We are very grateful for the support that has allowed the Okini program to fulfill so many urgent needs for the Lakota people.

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ORGANIZATIONS -- If you can help these organizations, please get in touch!
Organization City Needs Contact
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN The Allen Youth Center needs diapers, shampoo, body soap, laundry soap, and lotion. Blankets have been also requested by some families. To provide financial support for programs provided by the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website -- The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

If you are interested in making a donation to the RAMONA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F bed for mother Single Lakota Mother starting a new path and requesting help to fill the family's next home with its necessities. All family members are sleeping on floor and grateful for a warm home for them. Furniture is requested and home needs to help family who moved home to reservation due to covid pandemic. Mother is extended family caregiver, with three of her children to also care for all help is appreciated. 7 Quart crock pot, 12” skillet, Dish towels, flatware, misc. kitchen things, Food Pantry 7 Quart Crockpot 3 Large dishcloths/cleaning rags Cookie sheet pie tin. 2 coffee cups 3 sm plates. Throw blanket 2 towels wash clothes and pot holders water bottle Some food. Body lotion Hygiene - 3 of 30 oz shampoo, 30 oz conditioner, 2 of 22 oz body wash, 32 oz body lotion - 12 cans corn, 12 cans green beans, 12 cans peas, 12 cans cream of chicken soup, 6 cans diced tomatoes, 6 lb elbow macaroni, 8 lb pinto beans, beef bouillion, 12 cans vienna sausage, 8 cans pasta sauce, 42 oz oats Fix it & forget it 'Entertaining' slow cooker book Variety puzzle book (adult), 2 jumbo activity/color books, jumbo Disney princess color book8 inch bowls (5); 16 piece flatware set; 8 dishtowels; 3 twin sheet sets (fitted sheet, bed sheet, pillowcase); 1 queen sheet set (fitted sheet, bed sheet, pillowcase); 2 chopping boards; 6 cloth napkins; 3 qt pot with lid; 5 piece stainless steel cookware set; 2 pot holders.
Daughter F 7 bed twin size, pajamas 7/8 Girls sizes 1 pair of overalls, girls 7/8, pillows 2 stocking caps 1 children's mask 5 pairs of socks 1 sweater, girls 7/8 1 fiber fleece blanket
Son M 13 bed twin size, fleece sport blanket, bath towel, pillows
Daughter F 10 Gift card for Singing Horse Gallery$50 for beading supplies 8/10 Girls Clothes size 3 pairs of pants, girls 10/12 2 shirts, girls 10-12

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.

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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