ONE Spirit

Rating: 4.96 stars   90 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Immigration

Location: PO Box 3209 Rapid City SD 57709 USA

Mission: The ONE Spirit Mission is to assist the Lakota people in preserving and revitalizing the Lakota culture, language, and self-sufficiency while meeting the basic needs of Lakota families, children, and elders. We strive to cultivate an intercultural relationship that recognizes that we are all related and that American Indians are an equal and valued part of our society.
Results: Food delivered monthly to the homes of 1500 people on the reservation. Lakota employed in wood and home repair programs supported by One Spirit. Safe house built this year for youth. Fundraising now for youth centers to be built in every area of the reservation. 700 children and elders in sponsorship program.
Target demographics: The 40,000 people on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1500 per month in food program 20 children regularly in the safe house 150 homes heated through the wood program 700 children and elders served through the sponsorship program 500 people benefitted from the Okini program
Geographic areas served: Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
Programs: Sponsorship, food, heat, youth programs
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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i am now the editor of our non profit news letter tnais, our north london group was originally a part of the native american indian association back in 1992, we then went onto form tnais in 1994, and became affiliated with the umbrella group, friends of native nations, who attend the rally for leonard peltier every year in june outside the usa embassy in the uk, as well as holding a charity stall at our uk veterans' pow wow, raising funds for one spirit, after meeting with jeri baker at one of our meetings. we liked the sound of all their programmes to help the lakota oyate, we also send out free copies of our news letter to native american prisoners, and try to promote native artists where and when we can. various members of our groups have had the privilege to get over to usa/canada and physically spend time with native communities.

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