“It was so special:’ Local nonprofit reflects on trip to South Dakota

Over 150 people donated items to send to a reservation down in Marty, South Dakota.
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LINCOLN, NE (KLKN) – Channel 8 has an update on the story we brought you on Friday. A Local nonprofit and other groups made a trip to South Dakota over the weekend to deliver food to a reservation struggling with hunger.

“When we got there, there was lots of homes that were boarded up like windows and doors,” 1humanrace founder Patrick Schauer said. “Some of them were inhabited, some of them didn’t have any utilities. Things like that.”

Music Without Borders, Kualdom Creations and 1humanrace delivered a 20-foot truck load of food, toiletries, cleaning supplies and other donations to the Ihanktuwan Oyate Reservation over the weekend. The reservation is part of the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

The reservation was hit hard by the pandemic, and the death rate is on the rise.

“It was so special,” Schauer said. “They encouraged me to take pictures, let people know what was going on. They wanted thank Lincoln for their support.”

Schauer said the tribe was so appreciative that they invited the group back in 8-10 weeks for a barbecue and drum circle on the reservation.

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