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We would like to publish a very special email conversation we lately had with one of our supporters:
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Our latest supporters live in Spain.
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Have you looked at the Okini List lately??? Families in need from fires, thefts, illness and from sharing what little they have. Most of these families have been waiting a long time for a sponsor and may never get one. They live on food stamps and often have little or no income. No money for clothes, shoes, diapers, food to get them through the month. There are no thrift stores or groups on the rez to hand out clothes and household goods to the needy and no soup kitchens to feed the hungry. Some of the families have no running water, can't pay the electric bill and have no heat. They are living without the bare necessities of life and really could use a helping hand.
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Song Catcher - a mystery novel by Graham McDonald
A GREAT WOPILA
This month, we received a donation the size of which was totally unexpected and left us overwhelmed. We asked for some beef jerky for the food program at Jack Link's Inc. and received 5 complete pallets of beef jerky! We are still speechless and can only say a huge Wopila to Jack Link's, Inc. for their very generous contribution to ONE Spirit!
Their gift was unloaded by hand by Bamm and the White Plume Tiospaye. The jerky is getting rave reviews and has been distributed around the rez to many groups making memorial rides. The jerky will also be included in the June Food Program delivery! Visit their website to learn more about their delicious jerky at www.jacklinks.com.
June Youth Fund Raffle
ONE Spirit is dedicated to helping the Lakota youth through programs like the New Warrior Youth Camps, the Allen Youth Center, the Safe House, and the NYC Marathon. Every penny raised from the monthly raffles supports these events that are vital resources for children on the reservation.
The beautiful Native artwork is made by prisoners who want to give something back to the community. Those lucky supporters who have already won raffle items, rave about the beauty and quality of work. Five dollars buys one ticket...aren't these children worth it?
The dream catcher is white, yellow and black. It is a lovely and powerful piece of artwork. This is said to attract powerful healing dreams.
The rose is all beaded with blue, rose and white beads. It comes with a pair of buffalo skull earrings. They are matching colors. The vase is not included. It has a slight scent of musk. This rose is one of a kind and will look so beautiful on your mantle or desk.
The hairpiece is an original with a rare pick made from a feather. It has the Earth colors, green, yellow, white and black. This hairpiece has a very old style pick. Usually the hair picks are made of wood but this is made from the quill or calumus of a feather. This Lakota artist has brought back a very old and rare art form. You definitely can’t buy this at a store. This unique piece comes with yellow and black End of the Trail earrings. These earrings have two hanging feathers. This artist is older than I am and is able to do this tiny intricate beadwork and I can’t read a label without my reading glasses. Truly Amazing.
The forth piece is a large original drawing artwork. It shows two hand drawn eagles. Eagles are sacred and represent the Lakota Spirit in flight. In this close up you can see the detail of each stroke.
To buy tickets, please click on the "Donate" Button in our widget on the left column. You'll be directed to the Paypal site where you can put in the amount desired. Please note in this case that you should donate either 5 $ or a multiple of 5 like 10$, 15$, 35$, .... The more you donate, the more changes you'll have to win one of these beautiful pieces of artwork!
Congratulations to our May Raffle Winners!
Because of the exciting Crazy Horse Ride, we are a bit late this month announcing the winners of our May raffle. Drawing took place while we were on the rez and these are the proud winners we can present to you:
|Stephen Berry from Midlothian, VA won the dream catcher|
Yvonne Michalek from Toronto, Ontario won the baby moccasins
|Tom Richmond from Junction City, Oregon won the beaded pen|
|Erin Geishen from Atlanta, GA won the rose and vase|