The array of awards and recognition reflect the quality and benefits of our programs, the measurable impact on those we serve and the strength of character of the our leadership.

Awards and Recognition


The Center Pole has received an array of awards and recognitions that are a reflection of the quality and benefits of our programs, the measureable impact on those we serve and the strength of character of the Center Pole leadership.

Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award

International Award Presented to Peggy White Wellknown Buffalo by the Dalai Lama in San Francisco 2014

This event is a celebration of the extraordinary effort of  individuals from around the globe who work to alleviate the suffering of others without expectation of reward. In addition to their acknowledgement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the event is a call to action—a reminder that the well-being of our communities and, in fact our world, is ours to shape through our own daily acts of kindness and compassion.


2014 Unsung Heroes of Compassion come from and/or are doing compassionate work in the following countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Sudan, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda, United States of America, Zambia.

The Center Pole is a 501 c 3 Native non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible.


The generous contributions of individuals, corporations and foundations allows us to maintain our programs and services.

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The Crow Indian Reservation

PO Box 71

3391 I-90 Frontage Road Garryowen, MT 59031


(3 miles south of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument)



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