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Okini List and Family Sponsorships

Helping Families Meet Their Basic Needs

The word Okini means to share, that is the Lakota philosophy. The people listed on Okini list are families in need who don't have the resources to buy necessities.

The Okini List gives information on the size of the family, the members living in the home, ages & genders. It also provides specific information about needs such as clothing, household supplies, food, hygiene articles. Families have been ecstatic & grateful when they are chosen.

Want to sponsor a family?

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Help out a family that's in need

Generosity, or wačáŋtognaka, is one of the seven values of the Lakota people.

New feature coming soon! Gift cards will soon be available for you to purchase for families. These cards will then be utilizable at the Okini Market Thrift Store for clothing & other essentials.

How would I sponsor a Family?

Open the Okini List (

Choose the family you wish to shop for

Once you've decided, click on their highlighted household name.

You will be directed to a form with an area to fill out of the items you intend to purchase for this family.

Once the form is filled out you will hit the send button, you will then receive full name and mailing address for head of household from one of our coordinators.

You can choose to physically shop for these items and ship them from your home or use on online service like Amazon.

Shipping can be a little tricky on the reservation so using USPS is the preferred method to receive packages.

The list changes often, it is recommended to check the list before you make the donation.

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Holiday Okini

During the holiday season, One Spirit connects donors to families looking for a little Christmas joy. Many families need a few toys, clothes, and other items. To see the families we’re supporting this year and what their needs are, visit our Holiday Okini page.

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How We Make A Difference

We invite you to learn more about how we make an impact while also maintaining the rich culture of the Oglala Lakota people of Pine Ridge Reservation

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Lakota Family Sponsorships

Okini Sponsorship List

We strive to make life-changing impacts by providing necessary resources and support that will help those in need. Our team is passionate about helping families and making meaningful connections. Join us in our mission and make a difference in someone’s life today.


Empower the Lakota People of Pine Ridge Reservation

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