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Team ONE Spirit - The Lakota 5

Team One Spirit Lakota 5 NYC 2014

Team ONE Spirit - the Lakota 5 - are running for the Lakota youth. They are competing to raise funds for reservation Youth Centers and inspire native youth to create a brighter future.

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How To Donate

Donations can be made online with Paypal, with a major credit card or by mail.

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Donations/contributions may also be made by check or money order to One Spirit and sent to:

One Spirit
PO Box 3209
Rapid City SD 57709


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Tribal Resolution

In September 2011, the tribal council of the Oglala Lakota passed a resolution in support of One Spirit.

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Support OS while Shopping

Now you have the great opportunity to raise money for One Spirit while you are shopping without paying more for your products. Click on the link below to learn how it works.

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Sponsorship Program





The Sponsorship program has always been an important OS program that brings assistance directly to families and elders and also promotes inter-cultural understanding and friendship. Both families and sponsors tell us frequently how much it means to them. Both seem to gain equal benefits from the program. There are about 800 sponsors in the program at this time and about 1000 children and elders on the waiting list hoping for a sponsor. The children and elders on the program have urgent needs for warm clothing, blankets, shoes, food and other basic needs.

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Quotation of the week

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” 
― Margaret Mead

January Food Delivery

Prevent Hunger And Diet Related Disease

 Lack of funds pushes back delivery date

The people of Pine Ridge are struggling with this winter's brutal cold and hunger. With all of the needs out there, it is a challenge to keep up. Yet we cannot let children go hungry or let elders be forced to burn clothes for heat.

Right now we are $2000.00 short for the January food delivery. 

The delivery date has been pushed back to Saturday, January 31 and the order deadline has been extended to Friday, January 23

Your support is saving lives. We need your continued help to ensure that no one is turned away.

Yvonne is diabetic and lost her legs. She has suffered kidney failure and has been on dialysis for about a year. Yvonne has lost so much weight since the dialysis started that she only weighs about 50 pounds. Unfortunately, her story is all too common.

The food program helps people in situations similar to Yvonne by providing fresh meat and vegetables. Not only is this vital to disease prevention, it also helps people with illness maintain their strength. If they get help in time, they can even recover.

Every month we have hundreds of families - more than 3000 people - in need of food. $65 will buy a complete box of food that will allow a family to eat for several days.


 This Month's Selections:


If you have questions please contact:

Food Orders

Diane Capalario


Food Orders Due

Friday, January 16

Food Delivery Day

Saturday, January 24

Please email orders to:

Diane Capalario

Payments can be made online using Paypal
or any major Credit Card

You may also donate by check to:

One Spirit
PO Box 3209
Rapid City, SD 57709


Food Deliveries

Bamm Brewer

Burning Clothes to stay warm

James and his family were burning clothes to stay warm when the One Spirit wood delivery arrived.

Art and Vereen Lafferty


A husband who is disabled and his wife who is legally blind were using an oven for heat.


Grandparents who are trying to keep kids warm, elders who have no way to get wood for their stoves, and families who are trying to survive the winter cold with a space heater are all calling desperately for wood.


Interior of a homeLakota parents with children live here. They are in need of a wood stove and wood to be warm.

The home lacks adequate insulation and heating, yet there is no place else for the family to stay.

We are trying to keep up with the need and the Lakota are helping by lowering prices, delivering as quickly as possible and stacking wood within reach of the elderly and disabled.

You Can Help

For the next 10 days, nighttime temperatures will be well below freezing on the reservation. Your donation will go immediately to keep a family or an elder warm.

Help us keep children and elders safe and warm. Lives depend on it.

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Ground breaking for Allen Youth Center

We are so excited to get these first photos of the ground being cleared for the Allen Youth Center. Today a groundbreaking ceremony is being held although the temperature is 20 degrees and it is snowing. The community is celebrating.

Ground breaking Allen Youth Center Ground breaking Allen Youth Center

The youth center has been the stuff of dreams and hard work for a couple of years. The building and programs are a promise to Lakota youth – recognition that they are the future of the Lakota nation and that they will have the help they need to carry forward the traditions and responsibilities of their people.

Ground breaking Allen Youth Center Ground breaking Allen Youth Center

The center will be opened in the Spring and you are invited to the ceremonies.

Our plan continues. We must now furnish this youth center and then proceed to build such a place within reach of every youth on the reservation.

At this time of year, we give thanks for what we have been able to do together. Let's continue our success.

Make your year-end donation one that supports the Lakota people.

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ONE Spirit

ONE Spirit is a federally registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Monetary donations are tax deductible. 90% of all donations/contributions received are used for direct support of the Lakota programs. 
ONE Spirit is recognized by GuideStar, the primary resource for information about non-profits.

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