This year the 7th North American Native Film Festival took place in Stuttgart, Germany, and some members of One Spirit Germany decided to visit it. The festival is a good opportunity to strengthen our network by making contacts with other organizations which are also active for Native Americans. At the same time this festival offers a lot of interesting documentaries and movies and the opportunity to exchange ideas and opinions with other people.
We are so grateful to all who have donated to our Wood for Home Heat program. Because of your kindness, we've been able to deliver wood to the many Lakota families who have asked for our help.
In case you missed it, here is the Huff Post article that ignited the giving: Native Americans Who Can’t Afford Heat Take Desperate Measures To Stay Warm
Our director Jeri Baker was recently interviewed by the Huffington Post.
Click here to read the article.
The Lakota language is unique and varied, with various ways of saying something. The word "pilamaya" is often used for a simple "thank you," while "wopila tanka" has a broader, ceremonial usage to express gratitude for all aspects of life in a wider sense, and refers to a general statement of gratefulness that applies to a group.