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Even in the best of times the people on the American Indian Reservations of South Dakota have many challenges including chronic poverty and some of the worst unemployment rates in the country. The unemployment rates on high plains reservations can reach unbelievable levels even exceeding 80 percent. And these are far from the best of times.
So exacerbating the normal difficulties with a weak economy came the sequester which made the problems so much worse, as you can read about in Meteor Blades's diary. And we are still crippling the federal programs on the reservations, funding at sequester levels. I can not even begin to imagine how the government shutdown impacted the reservation. But just for good measure throw in an early heavy severe snowstorm.
Incredibly, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) cuts are scheduled for November. All over the country food pantries are facing shortages. The donations are often down to sugary sodas and candy, if available at all. Now more than anytime the need is money to buy food. Please, will you help with this?
Follow me below the fry bread thingey for incentives to snag your donations.
Oil Painting on Panel
10"x5" - 2005
asterkitty has a frame on hand that will fit, a 2" wide flat poplar, but it will need to painted, maybe a brown-black. The painting will need to be varnished, and then will need two weeks for the varnish to cure before framing. So curing plus delivery time will be at least three weeks.
Donated by the artist, asterkitty
So let us know you've donated $300 to Okiciyap and/or kosmail asterkitty to discuss her prize of a painting for you.
I'll donate/give a Bridle Leather Belt (17+ / 0-)meagert is offering this donation incentive for a total of four belts.
The belt edges are hand burnished and waxed. The top finish is buffed to a lustrous shine.
A solid brass buckle is included, in brass or nickel finish. This belt compares with the finest available in mens high fashion shops at literally half the cost.
Made with a single layer of 10/12 leather, this belt will last years.
The 1 1/4" width belt makes for a fine dress belt.
So let us know you've donated $100 to Okiciyap and/or kosmail meagert to discuss his prize of a belt for you.
Okiciyap (we help) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation should be tax deductible. Okiciyap, located on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota, is working to provide a food pantry, youth center, K-12 educational support, GED & Lakota as a 2nd language class support for youth and adults. The word Okiciyap is Lakota for "we help."
Okiciyap lost its founder, Georgia Little Shield in April 2012. Georgia was instrumental in the development of the 501(3)(c) status. In early 2012, she found a building, had it moved and set up to house the food pantry and youth center. Now, the Okiciyap Board is stepping forward to insure Georgia's plans for the Isabel community move forward.
Okiciyap is registered with iGive, which means that your online purchases from participating retailers could automatically generate a donation.
the Daily Kos Quilt Guild's auction quilt for Okiciyap