Meet our staff!

Paulette Rowley
Paulette loves her work with Native American youth.

My name is Paulette and I work at the Child Services Center for Cheyenne River Indian Outreach in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. The kids here call me “Grama.” I worked in the kitchen at the local school for almost 20 years. I love to work and I love children, even though I have rheumatoid arthritis.

I love working here because I get to talk with the youth and treat them like they are special (because they are!). I treat them with respect, and in turn they treat me with respect. I have spent time teaching them how to crochet and just sitting and visiting with them, sometimes over a cup of coffee. They tend to really open-up and trust our conversations … they can talk and talk. ☺ One girl here has had a hard time opening-up and communicating due to severe PTSD and other traumas she has had to face, but she will visit and visit with me about, well … just about anything.

I love this job — it is very rewarding.


Our Mission

The Cheyenne River Indian Outreach (CRIO) mission is to eradicate violence and oppressive practices by supporting and empowering individuals, families and communities to promote justice, social change and non-violence.

Cheyenne River Indian Outreach (CRIO) is a tax-exempt
501(c)(3) organization.

Cheyenne River Indian Outreach
121 Landmark Avenue
PO Box 969
Eagle Butte, SD 57625-0969
(605) 234-3244

© 2018 Cheyenne River Indian Outreach