Lakota Circle is a charitable organization dedicated to providing assistance for basic living needs and helping to sustain and develop cultural, educational and athletic programs on the Pine Ridge Oglala (Sioux) Indian Reservation. Our current focus area is Kyle, South Dakota, which is home to 5,000 Lakota men, women and children.
Since 2006, a group of volunteers have built a relationship with the community of Kyle in the Medicine Root district of Pine Ridge. After many impromptu initiatives, we created Lakota Circle to help organize and grow our efforts in a more coordinated way.
While some of our initiatives include raising money to help people heat their homes, provide warm clothing or procure toys for children and equipment for local sports teams, the initiative closest to our heart is to provide elders and community leaders the assistance they need to re-awaken the powerful spirit of Lakota culture.