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I needed yard after moving back from the Seattle area to my hometown back on the reservation... the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in SD. The news had just recently stated that the two poorest counties in the nation were the same counties that made up my reservation, which means i live in the poorest of the poor in the US... but it doesn't feel like it to me.. anyway, we had moved back because it was move back or be homeless and live on the street after my diability from work ran out.. we moved back.. I needed yard and my mom went to what we call the MAIN where the Cheyenne River Youth Project is located.. they do all kinds of service, self help, tutoring, mentoring etc for the youth here in Eagle Butte and on the reservation. People from aournd the country have sent them craft items including yarn, but not too many people here know how to knit or crotchet.. but i learned how to crotchet simple items just before, like a month before we became homesless in Washington state.. now i could put that to good use! Using the donated yarn i make baby booties, hats, headband, whatever else i can think of for the babies, new big sisters and big brothers.. often times the babies are overlooked because the other children are being looked after by a program.. many babies don't have a grandma to knit or crochet something for them that can be handed down.. this is where I come in.. I can't do much, but I can make something for my tiospiye, or extended family of tribal members on the reservation.. and I know that babies will have something special just for them!

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