|CNN.com recently featured residents of Pine Ridge in their article, “Looming Trump budget cuts deepen distress on Pine Ridge” (Sun May 28, 2017). Like many stories about the reservation, this one also focused on what was going wrong on the reservation. What seems rarely shown are all of the things that are going right.||
of those over age 40 have diabetes due to poor diet.
Philáuŋyayapi! A single word, yet one filled with our heartfelt sentiments. Thanks to your generosity and responsiveness, we were able to meet our Food Funding Shortfall. Your donation meant that we didn’t have to turn away any hungry families.
We are continually amazed at the compassion that is extended to the Lakota on a daily basis. We couldn't accomplish all that we have without our generous supporters from around the world. Recently the Buffalo House received some much needed assistance from closer to home.
As buildings go, the Charging Buffalo facility is pretty small. But don't judge the impact it will have by its physical size.
The Charging Buffalo facility is entering the final stages of construction.
We are now installing the heating/air-conditioning and the walk-in cooler and approaching the completion of the building.
While there is still much work to be done, a generous donor is offering a giant leap forward. They will match every dollar donated to the Buffalo House, up to $20,000. Whatever amount you donate will be doubled.
By joining the Lakota to complete this project, you are helping to end hunger now and for the next generation.
The Buffalo Nation teaches us how to be a family.
They care for their very young and very old, keeping them safe in the center of the circle.
They teach us to care for and protect each other in the same way.
And by bringing the Buffalo Nation back to the Reservation, families will be strong again.
- John DuBray, Lakota Elder