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
Our director Jeri Baker was recently interviewed by the Huffington Post.
Click here to read the article.
The Lakota language is unique and varied, with various ways of saying something. The word "pilamaya" is often used for a simple "thank you," while "wopila tanka" has a broader, ceremonial usage to express gratitude for all aspects of life in a wider sense, and refers to a general statement of gratefulness that applies to a group.
Extreme Weather Hits Pine Ridge
It is now bitter cold on the Reservation and the forecast is for it to continue. The people are out of wood and those who are disabled are much in need of our help. Many people on the Reservation are amputees due to diabetes and many more are struggling with cancer and heart disease.
Watch a small video on CNN.