Onsite & Outreach Education
The Onsite & Outreach initiative of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation seeks to:
- Serve as a resource to educators and educational organizations.
- Provide cultural and educational experiences to visitors
- Develop distinctive educational projects in collaboration with communities
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Educator of the Year AwardIn 2003, Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation created a tribute to American Indian teachers. The Crazy Horse Educator of the Year Award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to Native American education. The award includes a $1,000 grant to the library of the recipient’s school or to fund his or her special student projects. The award is announced annually at the Native American Day Celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial.
Past recipients include:
- 2003 - Martin Red Bear Jr., resource specialist, Rapid City Central High School.
- 2004 - Margery High Horse, fourth-grade teacher, Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School, Porcupine, SD. Terrie Jo Gibbons received special recognition for her work as an art teacher for the Shannon County School District.
- 2005 - Marlyce Miner, social studies instructor, Jefferson Academy, Rapid City Area Schools.
- 2006 - Robert Cook, social studies instructor, Jefferson Academy, Rapid City Area Schools
- 2007 - Earl Bullhead, Lakota language-cultural arts instructor, Lower Brule High School and Lower Brule Community College
- 2008 - Judy Whirlwind Horse, fifth grade teacher, Cheyenne Eagle Butte Upper Elementary School
- 2009 - Marcel Bull Bear, history-genealogy-Lakota culture instructor, Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, SD
- 2010 - Harriet Brings, Lakota language-traditions teacher, North Middle School, Rapid City, SD
- 2011 - Dr. Jason Murray, assistant professor of English, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma. A Choctaw-Chickasaw, Murray became the full-time Director of the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA® in 2013.
- 2012 - Barry Mann, high school principal, St. Francis Indian School, Rosebud Indian Reservation. A Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe member, originally from Marksville near the Missouri River's Oahe Dam.
- 2013 - Thomas "Tom" Shortbull, President of Oglala Lakota College
- 2014 - Christopher Bordeaux, Executive Director, Oceti Sakowin Education Consortium
- 2015 – Charlie Luecke, Professor, Postsecondary Advisor, Internship Coordinator, Summer University at Crazy Horse Memorial