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For a Glimpse into Crow Country 

​The Center Pole is a Native non-profit grassroots organization founded in 1999. Our "Living Culture" campus is located at the foot of the Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. For over 20 years, we have listened to our community.  Originally founded as a youth development organization, the Center Pole has expanded our work to include diverse interwoven projects and programs which meet the expressed needs of their people for a stronger Crow community. The expansion includes an alternative energy demonstration project, food sovereignty, digital archives, an art and culture facility, an indigenous media and education center, and a radio station to give the Crow people a voice. 

We teach and model entrepreneurship through our social enterprises: a cafe and coffee shop, a Native Arts gift shop, estate recycling project and tipi stays.  These enterprises create sustainability for our programs while offering job training and employment to community members.

"Center Pole is a community of people helping people.""

"Center Pole gives hope and reaches people who are forgotten."



Promoting knowledge, social  justice and sovereignty in Native communities. Strengthening sovereignty can take many forms.


Social Enterprise

Wellknown Buffalo Cafe & Coffee Shop


Stop by for a meal, specialty beverage or ice cream. Learn about Crow traditions and buy local Native arts and crafts and hear the Crow language spoken.

The Crow Sun Dance
Documentary Film
by Sean Kernan

 Click 4 arrows at bottom right of the image to watch full screen.

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Food Delivery

Fresh, Wholesome
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Food Pantry

....120,000 pounds of food transported and distributed monthly

Social Enterprise

Authentic Native Art & Jewelry



Crow Coffee - Fresh Roasted - Free Trade


Cultural Tourism
Crow Hospitality

Rustic, earth friendly, low impact. Tipi Stays, tent campsites, Birdie's Loft.
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Trail Rides and

Cultural Tours

Unique access to Little Big Horn Battlefield  National Monument. 
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Crow Voices Radio

F.M 91.1 Giving Voice to the Crow People

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Anniversary Newsletter

Overview of 25 years of growth and accomplishments for the Center Pole.


Dalai Lama Presents Award

Peggy White Wellknown Buffalo receives

 "Unsung Heroes of Compassion"  Award.

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Congressional Award

Peggy and Susie receive award for dedication to food distribution.

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Firekeepers Award

Center Pole is awarded prestigious award for Indigenous Development from Seventh Generation Fund.


Front Page News

Food distribution program featured.

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Center Pole Featured

Center Pole is a featured organization in Philanthropy Northwest Magazine.

Click image for full report! We are on page 40.

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