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Christmas 2009 at Wanblee, Pine Ridge, South Dakota

This Christmas Cheer at the Wanblee District was possible due to the extraordinary efforts of Huumaay Quisquis a Kumeyaay from San Pasqual Reservation in Southern California in San Diego County. Huumaay like the rest of AIHF members and volunteers efforts are from the heart.

 

The Wanblee Oglala Sioux were gracious people who welcomed us with a drum ceremony then lined-up to shake our hands and thank us. But seeing the smiles on children’s faces or the elders nodding with a thanks was worth every minute of the tough ride in the weather and all the hard work by Huumaay, his cousins and friends who supported his efforts.

 

Many thanks to Richard Shangreaux of S&S Construction who saw to our comforts and escorted us around for the two days we stayed there.

Stopping for Fuel in Wyoming
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Stopping for Fuel in Wyoming

Home In Pine Ridge Rez
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Home In Pine Ridge Rez

Homes in Pine Ridge 2
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Homes in Pine Ridge 2

Unloading AIHF Truck
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Unloading AIHF Truck

Unloading AIHF Truck 2
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Unloading AIHF Truck 2

Emptied AIHF Truck
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Emptied AIHF Truck

Unpacking Christmas Items
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Unpacking Christmas Items

Waiting to Receive Presents
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Waiting to Receive Presents

Huumaay Working Hard to Distribute Items
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Huumaay Working Hard to Distribute Items

Putting Out The Items for Families
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Putting Out The Items for Families

Setting Up For The Christmas Give Away
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Setting Up For The Christmas Give Away

Seperating the Clothes by Sex & Age Group
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Seperating the Clothes by Sex & Age Group

Picking Out Clothes to Wear
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Picking Out Clothes to Wear

Looking For Shoes Taht Fit
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Looking For Shoes Taht Fit

Parents Looking for Items That Fit
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Parents Looking for Items That Fit

Mother Looking for Shoes for Her Child
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Mother Looking for Shoes for Her Child

Looking for Clothes
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Looking for Clothes

Parents & Children Looking for CLothes & Shoes
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Parents & Children Looking for CLothes & Shoes

The Heroes
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The Group That Made It All Possible

Rich Shangreaux &
his crew. Huumaay
Quisquis & his
Cousins &
Marty Hiles of
AIHF taking
the Pictures.

Road to Wanblee
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Wounded Knee Sacred Site in Back Ground

Setting Up Stuff
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Everyone Helping Set Up

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Our Success is only as Good as our Team of Volunteers

We are a grassroots volunteer charity. we strive for 100% of all donations to reach those in need. Our Board, Staff and Volunteers have agreed to accept no salaries for our work with this corporation. Our efforts are to ensure the continual movement of donations and supplies to our fellow Native Americans who are truly in need. Our motive is the sincere desire to serve from the heart, as our ancestors did.

Some of these dedicated volunteers have decades of experience in humanitarian programs, working unselfishly while receiving payments of warm smiles, thank you hugs and heart felt love.

There is no greater satisfaction of the heart then to see the smile on a child’s face when handing them a toy or an elder’s smile upon receiving a warm blanket. There is no greater joy then to serve those who can not serve themselves.

                               

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American Indian Humanitarian Foundation
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