Pine Ridge, South Dakota: On November 11, 2021, The Opus Prize Foundation, in partnership with Loyola University Chicago, named Red Cloud Indian School the winner of the 2021 Opus Prize at an award ceremony held on Loyola’s campus in Chicago. The Opus Prize is an annual award recognizing individuals or organizations who champion faith-filled change. This year, The Opus Prize was named in honor of Fr. Peter Klink, S.J. and Bob Brave Heart, both who have served at Red Cloud Indian School for more than 75 years combined.
“This award really recognizes the heartfelt efforts of many people, over many years of the 133 years of the history of Red Cloud,” says Fr. Peter Klink, SJ. “We (Red Cloud Indian School) are truly honored and grateful to be acknowledged in this way,” shared Bob Brave Heart.
“For Red Cloud to be recognized by the Opus Prize Foundation, alongside the Kino Border Initiative and Fe y Alegria, two outstanding organizations grounded in justice and persistence, is such an incredible honor.” says Tashina Rama, Executive Vice President at Red Cloud Indian School.
The Opus Prize is given not only to expand the humanitarian efforts of the recipient but to inspire others to pursue lives of service and is one of the world’s largest faith- based, humanitarian awards for social innovation. Red Cloud was finalist along with Fe y Alegria and Kino Border Initiative. For more information about the Opus Prize, please visit www.opusprize.org.