A recent op-ed in the New York Times detailed a program originally developed by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) which is exactly the concept we of One Spirit try to follow in our efforts to better and more fully serve the Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Photo credits: Kyle Zimmerman Photography, New Mexico
Betty was an enrolled member of the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma and her daughter, Jana Over has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to One Spirit programs. Her obit will appear in the Washington Post on Sunday, May 5, 2019.
One Spirit is humbled to be included in this circle of compassion and gifts in Betty’s honor will provide food and necessities to Lakota families.
…it’s hard to remember you set out to drain the swamp.
In this case, the “swamp” created by one of the harshest winters on Pine Ridge (the Rez) has had the Lakota people and One Spirit personnel working overtime to try and help the increasingly desperate numbers of Lakota cope with food shortages (not helped by the government shutdown), the need for more firewood, and even basic things like clean drinking water and warm clothing.