Cheyenne River Youth Project

Monthly Archives: May 2016

“Sweet Tooth for Lakota Youth” Fundraiser is Coming Up on June 5-11

For the seventh year in a row, the local Dairy Queen in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, is planning to host its popular “Sweet Tooth for Lakota Youth” fundraising event to benefit the Cheyenne River Youth Project®. From Sunday, June 5 to Saturday, June 11, $1 of every malt, shake, Blizzard and Orange Julius purchase will… Continue Reading

The Sioux Chef is Coming on June 10!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that it will welcome “The Sioux Chef” Sean Sherman to its Eagle Butte campus on Friday, June 10. The chef is spending the day at CRYP courtesy of the nonprofit, grassroots youth project’s “Learning to Eat Like Our Ancestors” initiative. In the morning, Sherman will lead an entrepreneurism… Continue Reading

May Hall of Fame: Serena Eagle

May Hall of Fame: Serena Eagle

Before the Cheyenne River Youth Project® was founded in 1988, children growing up on the Cheyenne River Lakota reservation didn’t have many options for safe, positive places to go outside of school. When CRYP opened the doors to its Main youth center, 4- to 12-year-olds finally had their own space for playing, learning, and enjoying… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts Garden Blessing, Launches 2016 Growing Season in Winyan Toka Win Garden

On Friday, May 6, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® formally blessed the 2-acre, naturally grown Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) garden for the 2016 growing season. Richard Charging Eagle conducted the garden blessing, and 12 young people joined staff members in planting corn for the season. Next on deck: planting potatoes; getting the starter squash… Continue Reading

Heat Assistance Program Aids 190 Cheyenne River Families This Winter and Spring

On May 6, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® officially concluded its Heat Assistance Program for the 2015-16 winter season. The program provided much-needed matching funds to 190 families on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Lakota reservation during the cold winter and spring months. Nearly 200 families translates to more than 1,000 individuals, and more… Continue Reading

CRYP is Accepting Applications for Summer Teen Internships Through May 27

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that it will be accepting applications for its summer teen internship programs through Friday, May 27. Internship opportunities include wellness, social enterprise and sustainable agriculture; CRYP is offering three 80-hour internships during the summer season, with each session running approximately two to three weeks. During their internships, participating… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Fundraiser, Headliners for 2016 RedCan Graffiti Jam

The Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s acclaimed RedCan graffiti jam is just eight weeks away, and staff members have launched a Crowdrise campaign ( to raise the much-needed funds to cover the costs of paint, art supplies, food and beverages, and artists’ travel expenses. And they’re not doing it alone — several artists have made financial… Continue Reading




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