Cankú Lúta (Red Road, Inc.)
Cankú Lúta, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Tokalas, is committed to education, service, and preservation of American Indian Culture.


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Past Food Drives

On December 15-16, 1999, the Lakota Nation and the Oglala Band of the Teton Lakota People greeted Cankú Lúta with warmth and many smiles as we unloaded the semi full of food and other necessities on the Pine Ridge Reservation. There was a heartfelt and deep understanding and good discussions with the leadership in the community. It is important to understand that, despite third world conditions in such communities, the culture is still kept strong by societies such as the Tokalas (Crazy Horse Society). The Lakota Language is still spoken and ceremonies are held. There is a deep understanding of “Being a Nation of People.”

We thank all of you who contributed and participated in the December Food Drive. Food Drives are ongoing, especially in winter months. Please let us know how you can be a part of this effort.

With sincerity,
Ken Cane, Chairperson

Cankú Lúta was first on the scene with food assistance for the June 4, 1999 tornado victims in Oglala. We thank all those individuals and organizations who have helped.

Special education teachers, Frank Gavel and Kurt Stroheker, of Schuylkill County Intermediate Unit 29, teamed up with Annie Spece to organize "Make a Difference Day" and collect food for Cankú Lúta. Many thanks to the teachers and all of the elementary students who participated. They collected a total of 2000 pounds which was delivered to Oglala, South Dakota in mid-January.

Brian Snyder and Cathy Steigerwalt

Brian Snyder and Cathy Steigerwalt (left) collect food on an ongoing basis in Lehighton, PA.

Bloomingfoods, a natural foods cooperative in Bloomington, IN raises funds on an ongoing basis for Cankú Lúta Food Drives. The funds are then used to make bulk purchases of organically grown staple foods, such as, brown rice, beans, unbleached flour, coffee, dried fruit, potatoes and carrots, to distribute to grassroots families in isolated reservation communities. Such wholesome foods are necessary and important to curb the long-term effects of poor quality commodity foods. Co-ordinator of the Indiana Project is Greg Moore. Please call him at (812) 988-2886 to offer your support.

During May, the American Indian Educational Society in Lehighton, PA conducted a food drive for Indian families in reservation communities. Heading the effort was organization founder Brian Snyder. Cankú Lúta also raised funds with the help of the Lenni Lenape Historical Society and PSEA to rent a U-Haul for delivery of the food out west. Board Chair Ken Cane drove the truck to its destination.

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