This month we are able to distribute fresh garden produce twice instead of the usual once a month. The youth at the Allen Youth Center traveled home to home to give the community a surprise bonus. Corn, cantaloupe, zucchini and cucumbers were given to about 70 homes in Allen and are available at the Pine Ridge Distribution Center for pick up.
One of the greatest values to the Oglala Lakota is wacantognaka (generosity).
The concept includes more than simply sharing with others. It includes as well showing kindness, compassion and sympathy towards other people and towards all of nature without a price tag, i.e. without the expectation of reward. The simple act of providing wacantognaka is its own reward, making the individual better and happier in life.
On Friday July 13, at the Allen Youth Center, a structure he caused to be built, John DuBray was honored by his community for daring to dream of a place for the youth of Allen and then making that dream come true.
Click here to watch pictures of the grand opening of the Charging Buffalo Facility