Amidst an increasing number of news reports detailing cases of fraud involving charities working on behalf of Native people, the organization One Spirit has advanced its efforts to improve the lives of children on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation by erecting a youth center in the community of Allen. “We have been working with the Lakota people for a while to pull together a youth center. It really started with the folks in Allen as they approached us,” said Jeri Baker of One Spirit. "One of the things that have been big on our list is a youth center, something that we can use to provide the type of care that youth need,” she added.
"The stated mission of the organization which has been operating on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for about ten years is to help assist Native people in reinvigorating culture..." Read the rest of the article in the Lakota Country Times.
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Community leader and elder John DuBray smiles as he watches his dream come true.
"Youth in Allen will now have a safe place to hang out and seek support." - See the Kota News interview with John DuBray