We are proud to announce that the Safe House was officially opened on Saturday, March 24th, 2012 after traditional ceremonies for the blessing took place.
The 15-20 kids who consistently live with Donna and Billy Jumping Eagle now have a warm place to sleep, study, work, play games, and be immersed in a loving, drug and alcohol free, environment. A big thanks goes out to all who helped to make this dream a reality. It is the first of several projects ONE Spirit is supporting to help the Lakota provide a traditional life with traditional Lakota values for their children.
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|The Safe House is finally open!||Preparing food for the festivities||Testing the living room|
|Sleeping room||In the kitchen|
|More Visitors||Garfield Little Dog and
Donna Jumping Eagle
|Garfield, Donna, Rosalie,
John and Billy
First comments after the opening of the Safe House:
"It is an awesome facility and I thought it was great. They had some tough times out there with kids so it is a blessing. It is really a cozy, comfortable looking place and the decoration showed the great pride they have in it. I know it means a lot... The design was perfect, also as a youth safe house should be. I would not have done it different.... I think your organization has been sent by Tunkasila, Finally! You guys are Great !
Bamm Brewer, A Lakota Native.