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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This triggers an immediate email to you, thanking you and sending you a link to a secure web page for manging the donation. This secure page contains contact information for the recipient and enables you to correspond with the Okini List Manager and help track the delivery of your gift.
Your message is saved to our database and will be reviewed by the List Manager who will contact you by email and assist you with any questions or issues.
SIGN-IN AND YOUR ACCOUNT
Like all other major web sites, we are now basing participation on a secure signed-in account. Every donor has an email address and a password and can stay signed-in until they choose to sign out. For our repeat donors, this avoids the necessity of completing the same sign-up form repeatedly.
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