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Team ONE Spirit - The Lakota 5

Team One Spirit Lakota 5 NYC 2014

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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Donations can be made online with Paypal, with a major credit card or by mail.

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Donations/contributions may also be made by check or money order to One Spirit and sent to:

One Spirit
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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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

Lakota Actor Supports One Spirit

Autographed T-Shirt Sicangu Lakota actor Michael Spears has joined with One Spirit to raise funds for the Food and Wood Program.

From now until February 15th, each donation of $10.00 or more will be entered to win a vintage t-shirt autographed by Michael.

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January Food Delivery

 Lack of funds pushes back delivery date

The people of Pine Ridge are struggling with this winter's brutal cold and hunger. With all of the needs out there, it is a challenge to keep up. Yet we cannot let children go hungry or let elders be forced to burn clothes for heat.

Right now we are $2000.00 short for the January food delivery. 

The delivery date has been pushed back to Saturday, January 31 and the order deadline has been extended to Friday, January 23

Your support is saving lives. We need your continued help to ensure that no one is turned away.

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Allen Youth Center is Nearing Completion

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Burning Clothes to stay warm

James and his family were burning clothes to stay warm when the One Spirit wood delivery arrived.

Art and Vereen Lafferty


A husband who is disabled and his wife who is legally blind were using an oven for heat.


Grandparents who are trying to keep kids warm, elders who have no way to get wood for their stoves, and families who are trying to survive the winter cold with a space heater are all calling desperately for wood.


Interior of a homeLakota parents with children live here. They are in need of a wood stove and wood to be warm.

The home lacks adequate insulation and heating, yet there is no place else for the family to stay.

We are trying to keep up with the need and the Lakota are helping by lowering prices, delivering as quickly as possible and stacking wood within reach of the elderly and disabled.

You Can Help

For the next 10 days, nighttime temperatures will be well below freezing on the reservation. Your donation will go immediately to keep a family or an elder warm.

Help us keep children and elders safe and warm. Lives depend on it.

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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. 
ONE Spirit is recognized by GuideStar, the primary resource for information about non-profits.

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