Giving Back to Wounded Knee Foundation

OUR PROJECTS - 2011

FALL 2011

We bought and mailed a copy of the PBS Series, "WE SHALL REMAIN - America as seen through Native American Indian Eyes", a six part series, to all 46 schools on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Oglala and Lakota Sioux Reservations in South Dakota. The schools included all the high schools, elementary and middle schools, special needs schools and Juvenile programs to enhance dignity, self-respect and determination in the students by providing them with a history of their own "American Experience". The series included: " After The Mayflower", "Tecumseh's Vision", "Trail of Tears", "Geronimo" and "Wounded Knee". School supply requests were taken care of it their entirety for 9 young scholars on the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Reservation, from first grade to twelth grade.

50 books entitled, THE WOLF ON BEHALF OF THE FIRST PEOPLES" have been ordered and will be sent to each school to be place in the school libraries on both Reservations as well. This should be completed by October 31, 2011.

AUGUST 2011

We just returned from a trip to the Pine Ridge Oglala Reservation in South Dakota where we hosted a large Give Away for the citizens of the area. Folks from four different districts on the Pine Ridge came in to pick up supplies and necessities. We came loaded down to the Lakota Memorial Church of the Nazarene and with the permission of Pr. Cecelia Spotted Bear who allowed us to set up our Give Away on her premises.

PINE RIDGE GIVE AWAY ITEMS

We came equipped with thousands of pieces of lovely clothing, coats, sweaters, double warmth fleece blankets, comforters, bedspreads, pillows and pillowcases, sheet sets, mattress pads, 27 Sony Color Televisions with 27 inch screens, 80 chairs, bath towels, 27 full length mirrors (all brand new or looking brand new), most of which was compliments of the Plainwell, Michigan Comfort Inn ~ We give our thanks to the franchise owner.

Secondly, we were fortunate to obtain, free of charge, 4 55-gallon drums of Pro-Care Shampoo from Upjohn Corporation, which could be dispensed in individual containers brought to the "shampoo site" on Wounded Knee where people can get "fill-ups" for free as long as the shampoo lasts! This has now got to be the "Shampoo Capitol of South Dakota" and we hope people will use it while it is available and before the barrels run dry! We also had 4,000 books for parents and children to peruse and take home if they wished, as well as cheerleader uniforms, sweaters, sports equipment (bats, balls, gloves, basketballs, footballs, etc.) These were donated by Naperville Central High School, outside Chicago, as well as more televisions, TV monitors and stands for schools. Five complete sets of golf clubs, bags, and golf balls were also donated.

Beautiful brand new women's clothing was donated to us by Karen Southland who represents the "Kika Paprika" line of lovely casual clothing from California and boxes upon boxes of beautiful materials were given to us by Michelle Newmann of Houston, Texas.

Next >

Wolf Pack