The days of summer are here in Lakota Country, and it’s beautiful. As I look out across the Great Oglala Lakota nation I can feel the presence of the spirit of the long ago. Where life can sometimes hit a low it can also hit a high. Each month when we do our One Spirit food sharing day there’s always some really good stories that come about and sometimes I have a spot where I can actually write and tell them.
We are pleased to announce that One Spirit has received a $6900 grant from the Black Hills Area Community Foundation. These funds will be used to buy needed equipment for The Buffalo House Meat Processing facility and will directly help provide the traditional meat needed by the Lakota to prevent the diet related diseases that are so rampant on the Reservation.
This project is a huge first step toward the goal of ending hunger on the Reservation.
|CNN.com recently featured residents of Pine Ridge in their article, “Looming Trump budget cuts deepen distress on Pine Ridge” (Sun May 28, 2017). Like many stories about the reservation, this one also focused on what was going wrong on the reservation. What seems rarely shown are all of the things that are going right.||
of those over age 40 have diabetes due to poor diet.
Philáuŋyayapi! A single word, yet one filled with our heartfelt sentiments. Thanks to your generosity and responsiveness, we were able to meet our Food Funding Shortfall. Your donation meant that we didn’t have to turn away any hungry families.