Lakota Hunger knows no season
…or in the depths of winter: regardless of the time of year, the urgent food needs of the Lakota people know no season. The hot summer days of August are no exception.
by Jim Devescraft
An Epidemic of Despair
Since our inception, One Spirit has been focused first on providing natural, healthy food to the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation, one of the most poverty-stricken places in the country.
Here, the lack of proper nutrition and massive unemployment have led to a sense of despair that leads to unhealthy life choices that create epidemic levels of diabetes, and more ominously, alcoholism. These threaten the very existence of the Lakota and prolong the persecution of this noble native people that began in the nineteen century and continues unabated.
Photo credit: Wikipedia (CC0) 1.0 Nebraska Highway 87 forms the main street of Whiteclay
.... in Solidarity Against White Supremacists
"I believe in recognizing every human being as a human being, neither white, black, brown, or red. When you are dealing with humanity as one family, there's no question of integration or intermarriage. It's just one human being marrying another human being, or one human being living around and with another human being."
We were short a couple of drivers, but that didn’t keep us down long. Since Mark is starting to use the flatbed trailer, which usually means a bigger load, we were lucky to be able to work with at least ten volunteers. After last month’s cuts, this past Saturday we handled a more comfortable number of boxes.