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500-Plus Children Will Receive School Supplies at CRYP on Aug. 2

500-Plus Children Will Receive School Supplies at CRYP on Aug. 2

CRYP is now accepting donations for its 2019 School Supplies Drive. The official distribution is scheduled to take place at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and all members of CRYP’s Family Services program may participate with their children.    Families who aren’t able to attend… Continue Reading

Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

My name is Debbie Wills, I am 55, and I reside in St. Peters, Missouri, which is about 20 miles northwest of St. Louis. My volunteer service group, SWAMP-IN (Saints With A Mission Purpose-Indian Nations), was founded in 2003 with the purpose of working alongside native people—in their own communities, and under their direction. It’s… Continue Reading

CRYP Earns NPS Travel Grant for Wind Cave Trips in July and August

CRYP Earns NPS Travel Grant for Wind Cave Trips in July and August

Hopa Mountain, in partnership with the National Park Service, has announced that the Cheyenne River Youth Project is a 2019 awardee of the “Connecting with our Homelands” travel grant. The grassroots, nonprofit youth organization is one of 21 indigenous organizations, schools and nonprofits that have earned travel funds for trips to national park unites across… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Be Closed 7/5 for Staff Appreciation Day; Keya Cafe Open 7:30-11 a.m.

CRYP Will Be Closed 7/5 for Staff Appreciation Day; Keya Cafe Open 7:30-11 a.m.

This Friday, July 5, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will close its doors for a very special occasion. In the wake of the wildly successful 5th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam, the grassroots, nonprofit youth organization will be hosting Staff Appreciation Day. The day will begin with a blessing. The staff will enjoy lunch, team-building… Continue Reading

CRYP Releases New Trailer, List of Scheduled Youth Activities for RedCan 2019

CRYP Releases New Trailer, List of Scheduled Youth Activities for RedCan 2019

RedCan 2019 starts this Wednesday, June 19, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working hard to prepare for its 5th annual invitational graffiti jam in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. To help raise awareness, the nonprofit youth organization has released a second teaser trailer on its YouTube channel as well as a list of exciting… Continue Reading

RedCan Honored Today at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

RedCan Honored Today at Americans for the Arts Annual Convention

Americans for the Arts today honored the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s groundbreaking RedCan invitational graffiti jam among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected… Continue Reading

Keya Cafe Goes Plastics-Free, Remains Committed to Eco-Friendly Operations

Keya Cafe Goes Plastics-Free, Remains Committed to Eco-Friendly Operations

The Keya (Turtle) Cafe and Coffeehouse has been a mainstay of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s social enterprise initiatives since it opened in 2013. In recent years, it also has led the charge as the nonprofit youth organization seeks to become more environmentally friendly.  In today’s Keya Cafe, customers will find biodegradable to-go bags and… Continue Reading

Executive Director Julie Garreau Wins 2019 Arts Education Award

Executive Director Julie Garreau Wins 2019 Arts Education Award

Americans for the Arts has announced that Julie Garreau, executive director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project, will be honored with the 2019 Arts Education Award at its upcoming Annual Convention in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Scheduled for 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, the awards ceremony will recognize the achievements of a… Continue Reading

Midnight Basketball Kicks Off on May 24, and CRYP Will Host Teen-Led ICWA Basketball Camp on May 29

Midnight Basketball Kicks Off on May 24, and CRYP Will Host Teen-Led ICWA Basketball Camp on May 29

It’s no secret that basketball is the most popular sport among Lakota youth on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. To celebrate their passion, encourage wellness and provide even more opportunities to hone their skills, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting a summer Midnight Basketball program and a dedicated basketball camp at its Cokata… Continue Reading

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