Pine Ridge, SD—Erik Bringswhite wants his community to raise healthy, ethical Native children. As a long-time foster parent and juvenile justice worker, he is a role model to many on the Pine Ridge Reservation and in the state of South Dakota.
Eagle Butte, SD—Julie Garreau has been the driving force behind the Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP), developing it from a fledgling experiment to one of the nation’s most successful Native youth development programs. After years of leading CRYP, she now wants
Pine Ridge, SD—As the youngest Native American ever elected to the South Dakota Legislature, and one of only two tribal members in the state’s House of Representatives, Kevin Killer is entering what must be his final term with his eye on the next generation.
Martin, SD—The tough problem I wish to work on with others is to involve Native and non-Native youth in claiming ownership of their community. This will include increasing their knowledge of the community, committing to a project or