Last October 9th, the federal holiday named for Christopher Columbus, eight Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Reservation drove from their home in South Dakota to the mountains of Colorado. Seven are Sacred Hoop runners who ran from Arizona to Standing Rock, North Dakota last year to raise awareness about the need to protect water and Mother Earth. They ran to support a 15-year-old Hopi named Riley Ortega who started the Perseverance for Preservation Run to support the Standing Rock Sioux Lakota seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline then being built and crossing underneath the Missouri River by their reservation.
We're so excited that Gudrun Georges has begun a gofundme campaign on behalf of ONE Spirit!
Her efforts and this campaign are to assist us with the most pressing need--- completion of the Buffalo House, specifically the walk-in cooler.
To maximize this "crowd funding" platform, we would be truly grateful if you could share this link all over the world: https://www.gofundme.com/bringbackthebuffalo
Non-profit, Everybody Solar, Raises Funds to Power the Youth Center
In traditional Lakota cosmology, Wi is one of the most powerful deities: the sun god. Wi is associated with bravery, endurance, courage and truth, among other attributes.
In a sense, we of One Spirit feel we are suddenly receiving a sort of smile of support from Wi that promises to benefit the Allen Youth Center and the entire Oglala Lakota. It comes in the form of an offer of help from another non-profit, Everybody Solar, which is dedicated to helping other non-profits get solar power installations to both save money and help save the environment.
One of the amazing things about watching an elite athlete running a race, even a marathon, is that will to put forth a final burst of energy to achieve a victorious outcome.
For the past few years, One Spirit and the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation have been running a marathon effort to complete the Charging Buffalo House: a fully-equipped, USDA-compliant meat processing facility that will enable the Lakota to process buffalo and other traditional meats to provide sound nutrition to people so desperately in need.