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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

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 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

Limited Programs & Services Continue at CRYP During Covid-19

Limited Programs & Services Continue at CRYP During Covid-19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has seen a lot of ups and downs in its nearly 32-year history, including the Great Recession. Now it’s facing what might be its biggest challenge yet: the global Covid-19 pandemic. Yet this grassroots nonprofit youth organization is meeting that challenge head-on. Not only is CRYP continuing to offer modified… Continue Reading

CRYP Postpones Passion for Fashion, Closes Facilities, Shifts Cafe to Takeout Only

CRYP Postpones Passion for Fashion, Closes Facilities, Shifts Cafe to Takeout Only

Due to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is postponing its annual Passion for Fashion event, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Mar. 21. In addition, the nonprofit youth organization is closing its youth centers and Family Services program through at least next weekend, and… Continue Reading

Indigenous Cooking Interns Shine at Lakota Food Summit This Month

Indigenous Cooking Interns Shine at Lakota Food Summit This Month

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s indigenous cooking interns made quite an impression at this month’s Lakota Food Summit in Rapid City. Hosted by the Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition and led by Sean Serman, The Sioux Chef (pictured here with the interns), this first-time event took place Feb. 18-20 at the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza. Anthony Potter,… Continue Reading

February is an Exciting Month for CRYP’s Teen Art Interns & Lakota Art Fellows

February is an Exciting Month for CRYP’s Teen Art Interns & Lakota Art Fellows

February is an exciting month for the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Not only did the new winter cohort of teen art interns have the opportunity to learn from two accomplished artists in residence, the 2019-2020 Lakota Art Fellows are preparing to embark on a special… Continue Reading

Indigenous Cooking Interns Prepare for Lakota Food Summit on Feb. 18-20

Indigenous Cooking Interns Prepare for Lakota Food Summit on Feb. 18-20

The first-ever Lakota Food Summit is taking place later this month in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s winter cohort of indigenous cooking interns are getting ready to shine. The teens are preparing their own recipes to share at the summit, scheduled for Feb. 18-20 at the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza. The… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Date for 2020 Passion for Fashion, Launches Dress Drive

CRYP Announces Date for 2020 Passion for Fashion, Launches Dress Drive

As January draws to a close, the Cheyenne River Youth Project already has its eyes firmly set on spring — and on its beloved Passion for Fashion event. The nonprofit, grassroots youth organization announced today that this year’s event will take place on Saturday, Mar. 21, and the annual Dress Drive is now under way. … Continue Reading

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