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.
Artist in Schools and Communities Residency Grant
Approved by South Dakota Arts Council
We are excited to announce that the our request for an Artist in Residency grant has been approved by the South Dakota Arts Council! This means that now we will only have to pay half of the artist's fee and the rest will be paid by the Art's Council.
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