We are collecting donations for the Sacred Hoop 500 Mile Prayer Run!
The 500 mile Sacred Hoop Prayer Run serves over 150 Lakota Youth. The kids run a 5 day, 500 mile relay from the sacred Black Hills to Nebraska and back again. Along the way the kids participate in ceremony, prayer and teachings. The run is based on the Creation story of the Black Hills and the youth run in prayer for causes including: suicide, teen pregnancy, gang violence, sobriety, treaty rights, cancer, diabetes and for the suffering of the people.
Leaders teach the youth to turn to their traditions instead of drugs, alcohol, and death.
We are seeking cash and in-kind donations. Follow us on FaceBook for daily updates: https://www.facebook.com/Mitakupi
We are seeking sponsors for the 2011-2012 ThunderLake Boxing Club.
The ThunderLake Boxing Club is one of the Gray Grass Youth Programs. Rick Gray Grass, a community and spiritual leader, has dedicated his life to serving the youth and teens on Pine Ridge. He is on the front lines creating opportunities to help kids have something to live for.
Rick not only helps kids find ways to endure the ravaging effects of poverty and oppression, but more so to overcome them. He mentors youth and works with boys and girls of all ages. He creates ongoing opportunities for them to get involved in their native traditions and has created several youth sports programs to help them learn discipline, increased self esteem and give them something to focus on and look forward to.