Father Randolph Graczyk is a Capuchin-Franciscan priest currently serving as pastor of St. Charles Parish on the Crow Reservation in Pryor, Montana. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Chicago and assists with the immersion program at St. Charles. Father Graczyk is fluent in Crow and has published a grammar of the Crow language, a Crow dictionary, and is currently helping with the development of Level 3 Crow language curricular materials.
Dr. Pease is a Crow educator and advocate. She is the founding president of the Little Big Horn college as well as the past president of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and director of the American Indian College Fund. She was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education and the White House Initiative on Tribal Colleges and Universities. She has also served as a trustee of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Roanne Hill is a Crow language and culture teacher at St. Labre High School. She grew up speaking Crow and didn’t learn English until age 5. Roanne has been involved in the Crow Summer Institute as a teacher since its inception. She teaches classes on how to teach the Crow language, including Teaching Crow Level 2 Methods and Teaching Crow Level 3 Methods. Her voice is also used in many of Crow Language Consortium’s materials.
Jason Cummins is the Principal of the Crow Agency School, and also serves as the head of its language program. He is integral to the promotion and continuation of Crow (Apsáalooke) language revival within the region.
Wil Meya played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Crow Language Consortium (CLC) in 2014, working closely with founding board members Dr. Janine Pease, Fr. Randolph Graczyk, and Roanne Hill. Meya’s work with CLC’s founding board members has produced measurable results in Crow language documentation, preservation, and revitalization. CLC has successfully established multiple immersion schools, published numerous books in the Crow language, developed E-Learning platforms, and released the first comprehensive Crow language dictionary in more than four decades.
Curtis Yarlott is the Executive Director and President at St. Labre Indian School. He is directly responsible for implementing results-driven education reforms, contributing to a higher percentage of graduates and post-secondary academic acceptance. He is a proven, results-oriented, senior-level leader with experience in multi-cultural environments involving both not-for-profits and for-profits.