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In Memory of Dennis Banks


Dennis Banks died on October 29th due to problems after a heart surgery. He was 80 years old. After Russel Means he is another legend of AIM who left this world. Like actor Adam Beach, Dennis Banks came from the tribe of the Ojibwa.
Dennis Banks in StuttgarrtPhoto credit by Monika Fitzner

As a child, like many others, Banks was separated from his family and sent away to boarding schools. He managed to escape several times to come home to his mother, but was brought back again each time.

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Thanksgiving Celebration with One Spirit


It is now the fourth time that the Karl May Museum in Radebeul, Eastern Germany (which is dedicated to author Karl May who lived in the 19th century and became famous by writing novels about Native Americans and created a big interest for Native American issues in Germany, lasting until today) celebrated Thanksgiving together with the visitors in the beautiful garden of the museum. For the first time, One Spirit Germany joined in. In Germany Thanksgiving is not a national holiday as it is in the US and we also do not have a
certain date to celebrate Thanksgiving. Normally, a Thanksgiving celebration within a community or city takes place on a Sunday either in September or early October.

Stand One Spirit

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Trilogy Dedicated to One Spirit for Lakota Youth


Author Mike Sparrow has generously dedicated the proceeds of the first book of his upcoming trilogy to One Spirit for the Lakota Youth. The Manifest Destiny series goes beyond the single events of Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee shining a broader light on the many elements of that era that still impact the Lakota today.

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CNN Segment on One Spirit

CNN recently visited Pine Ridge Reservation to interview ONE Spirit for their segment called "Impact Your World."

Here is the link to their story: http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/13/health/iyw-american-indian-lakota-charity-one-spirit-firewood-program/index.html

CNN Wood Program
CNN Wood Program CNN Home on Pine Ridge

The One Spirit segment is scheduled to air this week as below (this is pending breaking news) all in EST.
Tuesday, February 14th 8am and 2pm hours
Thursday, February 16th 11am hour
Saturday, February 18th 8am
Sunday, February 19th 5pm

Be sure to watch and let us know what you think!!!


Brrrrrrr Outside (and Inside Too)

Bitter cold is predicted for Pine Ridge Reservation. Most homes are poorly insulated and many rely on wood stoves as their sole source of heat.

Temperatures early January Trailer


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Guardians protect and serve everyone on the ‘Rez’


RAPID CITY, South Dakota:  At 3 am this morning it was 14 degrees below zero in Porcupine, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Darvis Weston sat outside in his truck warming the engine just in case someone’s car broke down or someone needed help, so that he could go immediately to assist them without waiting for his car to warm up. And someone did need help. A lone brown-gold figure trudging through the bitter cold had six more miles to walk before reaching home when Weston spotted him and gave him a lift in his warm truck.

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