Memorial celebrates holiday
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL
- A high school teacher firmly rooted in his Lakota culture
and heritage but attuned to the contemporary issues of Generation
Y earned honors as the first Crazy Horse Memorial Educator
of the Year.
Martin Pina Red Bear,
26, of Rapid City earned the inaugural Crazy Horse Memorial
Educator of the Year Award for his contributions to Indian
Red Bear, a coach and
resource specialist at Rapid City Central High School, accepted
a $1,000 check as part of his award.
"This is an immense
honor for me," Red Bear said.
While workers shoveled
snow from the outdoor patio at the memorial's visitor center,
hundreds of people wedged themselves into the covered deck
for the 14th annual Native American Day celebration.