One of the touchstones, or foundational principles, of One Spirit has been, from the beginning, to help the Oglala Lakota help themselves. Instead of merely handing out aid as such, we have always tried to find ways to enhance the ability of the oyate to become more self-sufficient. This applies not only to improved nutrition, which our food program works to address, but to help create the means for the Lakota to work on solving problems on the reservation that respects Lakota traditions and culture.
Once again, we are lucky enough to have a video from Dawn Brown Eyes showcasing the gorgeous dream catchers that are being donated for the Run for Life and two Lakota sports teams.
Every donation of $10 is worth one ticket for a chance at the dream catchers. But, you must "play" to win!
The arrival of Spring on the Pine Ridge Reservation has the customary trappings of Spring everywhere: trees begin to bud, a few hardy plants begin to push out of the snow and ice, and the warmer weather brings a profound sense of relief.
We wanted to share Jeri's story because to know her is to love her. The following is the acceptance speech she made at her Alma mater, Berea College, where she received their 2018 Service Award.
Jeri Baker accepting the 2018 Service Award from Berea President, Lyle Roelofs.