July brings fireworks to One Spirit. We are pleased to announce that with your generous support we have been able to begin working on opening a second Food Distribution Center. This second location will greatly relieve the need to deliver food house to house, and more important, will enable families to come in to choose some of their own food. Additionally, plans are underway to develop the land to grow traditional foods for distribution.
Adventurous World – One Spirit Germany as guests at the Karl May Festival in Radebeul 2017
For the fourth time One Spirit Germany had the opportunity to take part in the Karl May Festival in Radebeul near Dresden, East Germany.
The days of summer are here in Lakota Country, and it’s beautiful. As I look out across the Great Oglala Lakota nation I can feel the presence of the spirit of the long ago. Where life can sometimes hit a low it can also hit a high. Each month when we do our One Spirit food sharing day there’s always some really good stories that come about and sometimes I have a spot where I can actually write and tell them.
We are pleased to announce that One Spirit has received a $6900 grant from the Black Hills Area Community Foundation. These funds will be used to buy needed equipment for The Buffalo House Meat Processing facility and will directly help provide the traditional meat needed by the Lakota to prevent the diet related diseases that are so rampant on the Reservation.
This project is a huge first step toward the goal of ending hunger on the Reservation.
|CNN.com recently featured residents of Pine Ridge in their article, “Looming Trump budget cuts deepen distress on Pine Ridge” (Sun May 28, 2017). Like many stories about the reservation, this one also focused on what was going wrong on the reservation. What seems rarely shown are all of the things that are going right.||
of those over age 40 have diabetes due to poor diet.