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Who We Are

We Are One Spirit

We strive to empower and educate to create a better future.

One Spirit is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating sustainable solutions for the Lakota people of Pine Ridge Reservation.

We strongly believe in partnering with the citizens of Pine Ridge Reservation to help the Oglala Lakota tribe of Native Americans achieve happier and healthier lives while honoring their remarkable history and culture. We are a worldwide group of all-volunteer members dedicated to providing the tools and employment needed to address severe nutritional shortages in a food desert, almost 90% unemployment, and a lack of facilities to support children and the elderly culturally and in providing better living conditions.

Two Lakota men standing in front of a home on the Pine Ridge Reservation in Allen, SD

Our Mission

To work in partnership with the citizens of Pine Ridge Reservation to fulfill their vision of a self-sufficient and independent future. To help the Oglala Lakota tribe of Native Americans achieve happier, healthier lives, within the context of their remarkable and unique history and culture.

Our Vision

Our programs are dedicated to providing the tools and employment to bring healthy food, fuel, and cultural support to a tribe that suffers severe nutritional shortages in a food desert, lacks employment opportunities (almost 90% unemployment), and facilities to support children and the elderly culturally and in providing better living circumstances.

two native american dancers celebrating their Lakota culture
Native American Beads
“Having worked for state, tribal, and nonprofit entities here on the reservation, I can honestly say One Spirit is one of the few that I have seen who help out the entire reservation with the intention of providing what help is needed at the local level by listening to the Lakota being served.”
— Steve

Meet Our Board Members

Jeri Baker, the Director of One Spirit

Meet Our Director

"Together, I Believe, We Can Make A Difference" - Jeri Baker

GET INVOLVED

Empower the Lakota People of Pine Ridge Reservation

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