Cheyenne River Youth Project

Yearly Archives: 2020

CRYP Will Host a Special Edition of RedCan This August!

CRYP Will Host a Special Edition of RedCan This August!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that it will host a special edition of its annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam this summer. Scheduled for Aug. 12-15, RedCan will incorporate an innovative virtual component as well as a variety of youth art activities at CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park. In mid-May, CRYP postponed… Continue Reading

CRYP Keeps Teens Busy with Creative Classes at Cokata Wiconi

CRYP Keeps Teens Busy with Creative Classes at Cokata Wiconi

Although this summer isn’t a typical one thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it’s still off to a busy start at the Cheyenne River Youth Project. The nonprofit organization, located in the heart of South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, is working hard to ensure that Lakota youth still have access to arts, culture,… Continue Reading

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Antrim-Cambium

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Antrim-Cambium

My name is Sarah Antrim-Cambium, and I’m 54 years old. I’m originally from a small farming community in central Illinois, but I’ve lived in Chicago for the last 13 years.  I’m a Spanish teacher with two master’s degrees: one in translation and interpretation, and another in educational leadership. I also am the executive director for… Continue Reading

June Hall of Fame: Nation Cowins

June Hall of Fame: Nation Cowins

Although Nation Cowins grew up in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, he didn’t discover CRYP’s youth programming until this spring. He first arrived at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in March, and he immediately got involved with the teen center’s native wellness, native food sovereignty, indigenous cooking, and arts programs. “The different types of programs were… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Winners of “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest

CRYP Announces Winners of “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced the three winners of its “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest. The youth art contest took place in May. Tusweca Mendoza, 14, won first place (his artwork is pictured above) and a cash award of $300. Angel Benson came in second with a cash award of $200. And… Continue Reading

Garden Planting Continues as CRYP Seeks to Improve Food Security

Garden Planting Continues as CRYP Seeks to Improve Food Security

June is off to a busy start at the Cheyenne River Youth Project, located in the heart of South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Every day, staff members have been busy planting crops in their 2.5-acre, pesticide-free Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) Garden. So far, the CRYP team has planted sweet, trident and jalapeño… Continue Reading

CRYP Offers Face-Mask Sewing Classes at Cokata Wiconi

CRYP Offers Face-Mask Sewing Classes at Cokata Wiconi

This week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project welcomed local youth to its new learning space in the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) gymnasium for three days of sewing classes. From Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28, youth learned to sew protective face masks under the direction of native artist Michelle Reed.   Due to… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Postponement of RedCan 2020

CRYP Announces Postponement of RedCan 2020

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced this week that it is officially postponing RedCan 2020, the sixth annual invitational graffiti jam on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. At press time, the nonprofit youth organization is considering new dates in August. The eagerly anticipated RedCan event typically is held in late June. With Covid-19’s confirmed… Continue Reading

CRYP Offers New Learning Space & Resources in Response to Covid-19

CRYP Offers New Learning Space & Resources in Response to Covid-19

With the recent arrival of Covid-19 on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has continued to adapt its programming and facilities to meet the challenges of the ongoing public health crisis. Not only is the nonprofit youth organization pursuing remote learning opportunities for its teens, it also has transformed… Continue Reading

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