Our Mission


The vision for Crazy Horse School (Tasunka Witko Owayawa) is for our sacred (Wakan) children to learn and practice Lakota language, culture, spirituality and values (Wisdom (Woksape), respect and humility (wowahwala), generosity (wacantognaka), compassion (waounsila), courage (woohitika), fortitude (wowacantanka), spirituality(wowakan), patience(wowacintanka),  and honesty (woowothanja)) in order to pass them on to future generations. High Expectations from Crazy Horse School Stakeholders will lead to high achievements, helping students to realize their capabilities, and allowing them to grow to their full potential so that they may be positive leaders in their receptive communities. It is essential that students become life-long learners which will empower them to lead healthy and productive lives in the global society.



To empower Crazy Horse School students to succeed.



  •     Increase knowledge of culture, spirituality, language, values, and history
                 - Measurably increase language retention
  •     Student growth in areas of:
                  - Reading
                  - Math
                  - Science
  •     Increase attendance(students / Staff)
  •     College or Career ready



Crazy Horse School will provide a sacred environment for students to achieve academic, Lakota language, and cultural excellence.



Wisdom, Generosity, Respect, Courage, Spirituality, Patience, Honesty

Our students, with models and programs provided by school, staff, and the community, will arrive at a position in life where they can achieve a level of humility experienced by the Lakota people in the past and will carry on those values that are uniquely and beautifully Lakota.

A Native American Prayer


O' Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the winds, and whose breath gives life to all the world, Hear me!
I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom, let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so I may see, ever so clearly, the ways you have to teach me.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and cloud.
I seek your strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy...myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes. So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.

~Chief Yellow Lark