One Spirit is desperately in need of several people who can help with communications, i.e. newsletters, social media, website, publicity material, graphic design, administrative (office) duties, etc.
We also need someone who can work closely with the Allen Youth Center to create a website that will serve both the Center and the Community. It is our hope that this person can help to train a couple of young people to help maintain the website.
Director, One Spirit
We seem to be living in an era fraught with many emergencies.
Some are more serious than others, some are more real than others and, depending on one’s point of view, pose potential catastrophes. From political upheaval and polarization to international affairs to climate issues that may render everything else moot, and on and on: if you are not concerned, you are not paying attention.
On the Pine Ridge Reservation in the heart of a brutal winter, with some food aid cut off owing to governmental issues, shortages of fuel for heat, massive unemployment and hopelessness, drug and alcohol problems, the emergencies closest to home are real, dangerous, and immediate.
Winter is far from over in South Dakota and there are many more families asking for firewood to stay warm. The temperature is up to 1* as of this writing.
The pun is the last refuge of the challenged writer, but there it is.
This volunteer writer for One Spirit lives in the Rockies of Colorado at 8650 feet elevation, on lands that once belonged to the Arapahoe. It was the Arapahoe who gave the area near my home the nickname of “the place where the wind gets its revenge.” This winter, this is not an inaccurate characterization. In fact, pretty much every year sees winds continually blowing nearly all the time from late October to May.
Actual temperature this morning- not including wind chill.