The Lakota are working to bring back the buffalo to Pine Ridge. The Bring Back the Buffalo Project will create sustainable food sources as well as help with economic self-sufficiency. 

One Spirit is partnering with the Lakota community to make it happen this year.

The Bring Back the Buffalo Project will ensure that there are reliable food sources on the reservation. It will be a game-changer in ending hunger.

The Bring Back the Buffalo Project will:

  • Increase the buffalo herd on the reservation
  • Set up a USDA-certified meat processing facility
  • Provide meat for the food program
  • Create local employment
  • Keep funds on the reservation
  • Enable the Lakota to feed their community

The Challenge

A generous donor has contributed $14,000 to build the meat processing facility. They have issued a challenge to the rest of the One Spirit community to match their donation by November 1, 2015.

As of today, we have raised $3335.00 and are still needing $10,665 to complete this project.

You can be part of a defining movement in Lakota history.

By donating now, you can double your impact on the reservation!

While supplies are available, donations of $50.00 or more will receive a commemorative Crazy Horse Ride T-shirt. Donations of $100.00 or more can receive a traditionally-crafted porcupine quill bracelet created by Lakota artists.

While supplies are available, donations of $50.00 or more will receive a commemorative Crazy Horse Ride T-shirt. Donations of $100.00 or more can receive a traditionally-crafted porcupine quill bracelet created by Lakota artists.

Hurry, supplies are limited!

 

About Porcupine Quillwork

Porcupine quillwork is one of the oldest forms of artwork used by the Lakota nation. Long before glass beads were brought  from the old  world, porcupine quills were used to decorate and adorn clothing, weapons utensils and jewelry.

The time consuming work includes taking the quills off the porcupine, they have to be sorted, washed and then dyed. One or both tips are removed so the hollow quills can be moistened and flattened. Then the quills  are wrapped around pieces of rawhide which is the base of earrings or bracelets.

These original works of art directly support Lakota economic development, self sufficiency and sustainability on tribal lands.

 



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