Cheyenne River Youth Project

Monthly Archives: April 2013

May Is “Water Month” on the Cheyenner River Reservation, which Will Host the Mni Indigenous Water Summit May 22-24

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® Will Feature Movies and Keynote Speakers Throughout the Month, With Events Scheduled for May 1, 8, 15 and 22 Diminished snowpack in the Rocky Mountains. Plummeting aquifer levels beneath Great Plains grasses. Ominous bathtub rings in Southwestern reservoirs. A dusty, barren, toxic wasteland where the Colorado River delta once kissed… Continue Reading

Lock-in party set for May 4, giving preteens a special treat

We’re excited to host an overnight sixth-grade lock-in party on Saturday, May 4. We’re working closely with teachers at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Upper Elementary School to spread the word about this first-time event, and a community service project at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, will determine which children will attend the lock-in. “On Thursday,… Continue Reading

Eagle Butte’s Dairy Queen to host 4th annual Sweet Tooth for Youth fundraiser

Once again, the local Dairy Queen is planning its popular “Sweet Tooth for Youth” fundraising event to benefit the Cheyenne River Youth Project. From Sunday, May 5 to Saturday, May 11, $1 of every malt, shake, Blizzard and Orange Julius purchase will be donated to CRYP. The goal for the fourth annual fundraiser, say… Continue Reading

Sustainable agriculture program expanded, funds needed

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently commented, “The only way we are going to provide a healthy environment for future generations is through redesigning the food system.” In other words, we have to look beyond our grocery store’s shelves, beyond the fast-food chains, beyond the processed, packaged foodstuffs that promise poor nutrition in exchange for low… Continue Reading

We’re seeking summer volunteers

They are familiar figures on the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota’s remote West River country. They’re preparing healthy meals and snacks for young children and teens. They’re busy tending the 2-acre, naturally grown Winyan Toka Win garden and staffing the Farmers Market. They’re staying up late so kids can play basketball after… Continue Reading

Don’t miss our final College Night events!

We’ll be hosting the final three events of our 2013 “College Night” program in the coming weeks. You won’t want to miss presentations from Germany’s University of Koblenz-Landau on April 24 and the University of Michigan on May 15. We’ll also be offering a “Regional College Night” on May 1. Staffers Kellie Jewett, Anthony Potter,… Continue Reading

Book2Movie Club encourages teens to read

Children won’t read, they said. In an era of multimillion-dollar blockbuster movies, satellite and cable TV, multiple gaming systems and smartphone apps, prevailing wisdom was that young people simply wouldn’t get excited about books. Bad Credit Payday Loans Guaranteed Then along came Harry Potter, the Twilight series, The Hunger Games trilogy and “Game of Thrones,”… Continue Reading

Community orgs welcome at our brown-bag lunch meetings

Starting this Wednesday, April 3, we’ll resume hosting “brown-bag” lunch meetings with fellow community organizations on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. This week’s meeting will start at noon and run for approximately one hour. Our goal is to host community lunch meetings once per month, organized by Julie Garreau, our executive director. During the spring… Continue Reading




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