Fall is the harvest time for buffalo and for other game taken by Lakota hunters, so the need for your generous donations is acute to enable One Spirit and the Lakota to get the Charging Buffalo House up and running immediately.
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.
Charging Buffalo House
By Jim Drevescraft
The ancient sport of lacrosse, which has been reborn as a major collegiate and professional sport in the past several years, is a uniquely Native American invention. While there are plentiful sports involving sticks and balls around the globe, the cultural significance and specific equipment used for lacrosse are unlike any other.
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by Jim Devescraft
An Epidemic of Despair
Since our inception, One Spirit has been focused first on providing natural, healthy food to the Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation, one of the most poverty-stricken places in the country.
Here, the lack of proper nutrition and massive unemployment have led to a sense of despair that leads to unhealthy life choices that create epidemic levels of diabetes, and more ominously, alcoholism. These threaten the very existence of the Lakota and prolong the persecution of this noble native people that began in the nineteen century and continues unabated.
Photo credit: Wikipedia (CC0) 1.0 Nebraska Highway 87 forms the main street of Whiteclay