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Team ONE Spirit - The Lakota 5

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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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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Meat House Project

Read Bamm's latest update on The One Spirit Lakota Meat House Project

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T-Shirts and Bracelets

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Now you can get your own One Spirit T-Shirt or one of the beautiful bracelets we are offering.

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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

The Tee Shirts You Have Asked About Are In!


For every donation of $50 to the One Spirit Youth Programs, we will send you a tee shirt as a token of our thanks! These shirts are high tech, quick drying athletic tees that Team One Spirit wears and are now available in "all sizes." Please include your shirt size and mailing address with your donation. If you have any questions, please contact Sharon:

Marathon T-Shirts


The New York City Marathon is November 2nd and Team One Spirit will be running.


The Team of five runners and their coach will arrive in New York on October 29th. On October 30th they will be honored by Staten Island Government Officials for their work in helping the victims of Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Two years ago the Team had come to NY to be the first Lakota team to run in the marathon. When the storm cancelled the event, they immediately went to Staten Island to help the victims. Read the Article

Team One Spirit in Staten Island

There have been many running events since then with the team always running to raise money for youth centers on their home reservation. Their efforts have given Lakota youth pride in their heritage and their people. Their achievements have been documented in videos and one of those will be screened at the American Indian Community House on the evening of October 30th.

Colfax Marathon

This year they are running again to raise money for youth centers on the reservation. Ground breaking for the first one will take place in about 2 weeks. But to reach all the youth, centers are needed in every district of Pine Ridge Reservation, an area larger than the State of Connecticut. These centers are being built to provide mentoring, tutoring, recreation and loving care for Lakota kids and to erase the alarming drop out and suicide statistics.

Running Teams

Many One Spirit supporters have requested t-shirts and we are proud to offer a shirt to the first 100 people who donate $50 to support this amazing team. The front of the shirt has the One Spirit logo and the Lakota flag is on the back with the Lakota words, Mitakuye Oyasin - We Are All Related - a phrase that reflects the Lakota world view of our inter-connectedness.

Show your support for Team One Spirit. We will do our best to get your shirt to you before race day. Donate Button

Or visit the Team One Spirit Crowd funding page on Crowdrise Button and show your support! We also accept all major credit cards!!!


Or you could make checks payable to:
ONE Spirit
PO Box 3209
Rapid City, SD 57709

Team Member Adds Another Accomplishment to Her List!

Amanda in San Francisco

The battle to overcome the negative effects of living in poverty is a battle worth fighting and Team One Spirit means to help Lakota youth win. Your support is vital to keep the momentum going.

Team One Spirit goes “all out” to show that Lakota people are much more than the negative publicity so often generated about their reservation and their people. Over the next two weeks we will be showcasing what members of the team are doing and how they are having an impact with the youth of Pine Ridge. We begin with Amanda Carlow.

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Chantal Nez

Chantal at Colfax Marathon

In the past year, Chantal has run in the Denver Marathon, Run Crazy Horse, and other running events and is a welcome addition to Team One Spirit.

Running is an integral part of the Navajo culture, and Chantal Nez, who recently competed in the 37th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, began running as a child, growing up on the Navajo Nation.

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Children's FutureThis painting is entitled "Our Children Hold the Future in their Hands". Mixed media on Canvas. 45.7 cm x 50.8 cm. unframed, gallery-wrapped, finished edges.

For every $10.00 you donate to One Spirit Youth Programs, you will receive an entry to the drawing for this extraordinary art piece.


Betty Tuininga"I am willing to donate the painting benefit One Spirit's YOUTH program. This is something that is near and dear to my heart."

"The painting is very textural as it is a combination of oils mixed with cold waxed and applied with a palette knife. It gives it a raw visceral appeal. My impetus for painting this was my frustration with the state of world peace and the state of poverty and life within our own country. I realized that I would never see those changes in my lifetime. My young grandsons (the models for this painting) have so much ahead of them. I realized that they, along with the rest of their generation, are the hope of the world. It is so much to hand off to them... and for each generation that follows. I am also painfully aware that for some, the effort is acutely more difficult!"
~Betty Tuininga, Artist


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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. 
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