Peggy Gallipo, Director

An enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and resident of the Cheyenne River Reservation, Peggy has served as a Speech Language Pathologist for the US Bureau of Indian Affairs/Bureau of Indian Education for 30+ years.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, Psychology and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology.

She has served as a member of South Dakota Parent Connection, State Youth Dakota Task Force to establish benchmarks for Early Childhood, the Community Advisory Committee for the University of South Dakota/Center for Disabilities and co-authored published research on Cultural Relevancy of Language Assessments.  She has also worked to establish, coordinate and provide assessments in collaboration with the University of SD/Center for Disabilities for the CR Developmental Clinic here on Cheyenne River.

Currently retired from the Bureau of Indian Education, she continues to provide limited oversight and technical assistance to the Cheyenne River Infant and Toddler Program, that she directed for many years, through a consultant contract with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.

Peggy has been a member of the Cheyenne River Youth Project board of directors for 30+ years.

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Mission & History

In 1988, Julie Garreau and a group of volunteers founded CRYP in a defunct bar on Eagle Butte’s Main Street. We’ve come a long way since then. Learn more about our Mission and History.


CRYP wouldn’t be where it is today without our resourceful, hard-working staff members, who routinely go well beyond the call of duty to serve our children, families and community. Learn more about our Staff.

Board of Directors

We are fortunate to have the support of a dedicated group of local and regional community leaders, who consistently offer their guidance as CRYP continues to grow and evolve. Learn more about our Board of Directors. 

Advisory Board

As we pursue our ongoing mission in the Cheyenne River community, and engage with partners across the country, CRYP also calls on a team of valued professionals for advice and expertise. Learn more about CRYP’s Advisory Board.


A core component of our mission is to offer safe, positive, healthy spaces for our young people, families and community members to gather, exchange ideas, learn, socialize and thrive. Learn more about our Facilities.

Honors & Awards

Through the years, CRYP’s efforts have been recognized by a variety of regional and national organizations. Learn more about Our Honors and Awards.


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