Julie A. Garreau

Executive Director
Cheyenne River Youth Project
Eagle Butte, South Dakota

Julie Garreau is the award-winning founder and executive director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, SD. Currently a Bush Fellow (2016-18), Julie also has earned a Bush Prize for Innovation, and she has received both the Spirit of Dakota Award and the Presidential Points of Light Award. Her name appears on the National Museum of the American Indian’s Honor Wall.

Julie is committed to creating culturally relevant programming that meets the evolving needs of Cheyenne River children and engages community members of all ages. CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute incorporates a public art park, annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam, and innovative internship program in which teens learn fine art, graffiti and street art, and traditional Lakota arts while also developing critical job and life skills. In 2017, CRYP’s RedCan event won the prestigious Robert E. Gard Award from Americans for the Arts.