Lakota Reparations Fund & Wanukcala Wicokan
Based in the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Communities, Winukcala Wicokan is headed by Martina LookingHorse as a way of continuing the cultural preservation and ‘mutual aid’ work that her Family has done for generations, that she continues to this day with her daughters. Winukcala Wicokan is completely grassroots with a very humble budget but big Visions. Future plans includ a Youth Center in the Kennel , an Eco Village at Rainbow Valley and a Harm Reduction Center in Fort Yates. We are happy to announce that in December 2022 LRF was accepted in the Power Shift Network and will be working further with RILF and PSN to expand the missions efforts.
Basic Lakota Language and Culture offered by Martina LookingHorse, Spring 2022.
Wounded Knee Widows Club
WKWC’s mission is to provide a safe space for other older Women in the Wounded Knee Community and give support and encouragement rooted in their Lakota cultural connection to Wounded Knee Youth, including the Ta Oyate Ollowan Drum. Julianne Shot to Pieces began doing this work many years ago as a Traditional Lakota Winyan and has become well known in her community for facilitating reconciliation work within the community. Her son Wakiyan Little Moon is the Ta Oyate Drum Keeper and is also integral to the community resource and cultural preservation work. The Ta Oyate Ollowan travels all over the United States representing their Wounded Knee Community, including representing in Washington DC and the United Nation in NYC.
Chicoma was created by a Venezuelan Mother who immigrated to Santa Fe, NM. She realized that she has Venezuelan Refugee Relatives in desperate need in the City Differente, so she mobilized into action. Sage, the founder of Chicoma reached out to RILF in December 2022 for support in expanding mission-focused efforts and organizing to apply for a fiscal sponsor. If you would like to support Chicoma, you can reach them at (505)470-1414 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Their immediate needs are listed below.