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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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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

OS Year End Letter 2014

At this time of year, we give thanks for what we have been able to do together.

Together, we can complete these goals. Please stay with us.

The Allen Youth Center is one example of what we have been able to accomplish. The food program is another and we are looking forward to announcing the opening of the first of five food banks planned.

Thanks to you, the battles are being won.

Hunger on the reservation will be a thing of the past. No longer will kids go to school or spend a weekend without food. No longer will elders and parents have to go without so their kids will have food. No longer will a lack of food be a cause for so many diseases that contribute to the short life expectancy of 50 years.

Youth will have a place to go and support from their people to stay in school and take pride in their heritage. Hope for the future can drastically reduce the incidents of suicide among the kids.

A meat processing facility on the reservation will bring back the traditional food of the Lakota people and support economic development.

Thank you for all that you have done.

Thank you for refusing to allow hunger to be commonplace on the reservation.

Thank you for caring about Lakota youth and supporting the running program and the building of youth centers.

Thank you for heating homes during winter when temperatures stay below zero for extended periods of time.

Thank you for helping to provide holiday foods so Lakota families can also enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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

Make your year-end donation one that makes dreams come true – the dream of real self-sufficiency for the Lakota people.

Jeri Baker

Director, One Spirit

Food Delivery before Christmas 2014


On December 20th, people on the Pine Ridge Reservation received their food for the holidays.
As always, Bamm Brewer who is in charge of the delivery can tell quite a story about what happened on this day.

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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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