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Simply Smiles provides bright futures for children, families, and communities. The organization partners with populations in need to create physical and emotional environments where suffering is alleviated and from which local leaders can emerge.

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Poem by Chuck, from the Sisters for Peace volunteer group

Timothy Nurnberger

I started out on a mission

In North Central South Dakota

To lend a helping hand

To the people of Lakota

The rolling hills and prairie grass

As far as the eye can see

Enveloped the troubles of this land

In the wonders of its beauty

The elders living on this land

Proud and strong are they

Teach young ones here to carry on

And embrace the Lakota way

The children's faces say it all

In a hard untrusting way

While underneath those eyes of steel

Still searching for a brighter day

An earth so dense no plow can till

Digging in the hardened clay

To create a new Pow Wow site

For the sacred Lakota way

Generosity and respect

True wisdom and courage too

Are traditional ways of life

Of the Cheyenne River Sioux