Cheyenne River Youth Project

Monthly Archives: April 2015

CRYP Receives Mini-Grant from First Nations Development Institute

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has received a Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative mini-grant from the First Nations Development Institute in Longmont, Colorado. This $2,000 professional development grant, made possible through the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation, will ensure that the youth project’s staff receives critical arts training this year to support its ongoing youth arts… Continue Reading

Teen Interns Learn Graffiti Art from Some of the Country’s Top Talent

The Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s first art interns are now deeply involved in their internship coursework, thanks to several renowned professional artists who are teaching them the basics of graffiti and street art. They include lead instructor Peyton Scott Russell, a Minneapolis-based artist and art instructor; Tyler “Siamese” Read, an artist who also serves as… Continue Reading

April Partner of the Month: FriendSwap

Over the years, fundraisers for the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, have taken many forms. One such fundraiser stands out. For 13 years, FriendSwap in Washington, D.C., has played match-maker for hundreds upon hundreds of young professionals — and donated the proceeds to the 26-year-old youth project. This spring, 735 single… Continue Reading

Support RedCan Graffiti Jam Today Through Crowdrise!

South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation comprises two of the poorest counties in the United States, yet it is imaginably rich with the strong, beautiful, enduring Lakota culture. In a sense, Lakota culture and graffiti culture have much in common — graffiti culture also has proven to be so powerful that the poverty in which it… Continue Reading

April CRYP Hall of Fame: Anthony Potter

April CRYP Hall of Fame: Anthony Potter

Enrolled Cheyenne River Sioux tribal member Anthony Potter grew up in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, in the heart of the 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation. His house was just down the street from the original “Main” youth center, founded in 1988 in a defunct Main Street bar. note dealer The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s original Main… Continue Reading

2015 Passion for Fashion Serves 165 Teens

For 14 years, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has celebrated the strength, achievements and limitless potential of the young ladies who live on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River reservation through a special annual program called “Passion for Fashion.” The 26-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization started Passion for Fashion in 2001 to ensure that Cheyenne River’s… Continue Reading




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