Hókahé is a Lakota word that means, roughly, Come ON!

Hey folks,

*UPDATE 1/28/2014*

$4200 raised and sent to Pine Ridge Propane! Click here to see the reciept!

We were able to provide propane for 28 homes, affecting approximately 475 residents. Thank you donators and signal boosters for making this happen! Not to mention for invigorating my sometimes burnt-out activist self. The drive will re-open in November 2014, so please bookmark this page for then.

If you're looking for ways to give during the rest of the year, here are a couple of places that can use your help to make life on Pine Ridge Rez better:

Lakota Funds - A microlending and savings matching program for Pine Ridge residents
Stronghold Society - A program providing skateboarding, arts, and creative movements for Lakota youth.
Lakota Learners - A language immersion preschool to revitalize the use of the Lakota Language

Wopila! Thank you!    -    Koja

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  • According to current USDA Rural Development documents, the Lakota have the lowest life expectancy of any group in America. The median income on the reservation is approximately $2,600 to $3,500 per year, with about 97% of people living far below the federal poverty line.
  • Heating and fueling just one house on the reservation can easily impact 2 dozen lives, as there are an average of 17 people per family home (with up to 30 in many houses).
  • 39% of the homes on the Pine Ridge Reservation have no basic water, sewage system or electricity and lack basic insulation.
  • If the Oglala Sioux Tribe were to equally disperse revenues from the Prairie Wind Casino to all enrolled tribal members, each resident would receive $.15 per month.
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