Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 December 2016 20:15
RAPID CITY, South Dakota: At 3 am this morning it was 14 degrees below zero in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Darvis Weston sat outside in his truck warming the engine just in case someone’s car broke down or someone needed help, so that he could go immediately to assist them without waiting for his car to warm up. And someone did need help. A lone brown-gold figure trudging through the bitter cold had six more miles to walk before reaching home when Weston spotted him and gave him a lift in his warm truck.
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Last Updated: Saturday, 14 March 2015 13:32
Ray Blocker, longtime supporter of the Lakota people and One Spirit, has been responsible for finding thousands of dollars in grants and merchandise for the Lakota through One Spirit, with the most recent being the Awesome Without Borders grant for Lakota teens.
Ray has recently founded a new Facebook page dedicated to returning Lakota property and monies, currently being held by the South Dakota Treasurer's Office, to the rightful owners. In his words: I have started a Facebook page called, "Lakota Unclaimed Property". Its purpose is to help return Oglala Sioux monies and property being held by the South Dakota Treasurer's Office to the rightful owner. So far, I have returned over $1,190 to Lakota schools, $750+ to 2 charities, and $901+ to Lakota individuals.
Ray does not charge for his service and has said he would investigate unclaimed property for other tribes as well. As a retired police officer, he says he's putting his investigative skills to use: "No charge...I am not an "asset locator". I'm a retired police officer and relic hunter who enjoys searching and finding stuff. You would be surprised at how much money is being held by SD...I care about the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and taking a fee to return money that is theirs to begin with is at best unconscionable."
Please visit and "Like" Ray's new Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Lakota.Unclaimed.Property