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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

CRYP Offers Emerging Poets Fellowship for Lakota Teens

CRYP Offers Emerging Poets Fellowship for Lakota Teens

In conjunction with the First Peoples Fund, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is now offering an Emerging Poets Fellowship for Lakota youth ages 13-18 on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Open for applications until July, the program will officially launch in September. This innovative one-year fellowship will give teens valuable poetry, leadership and development training,… Continue Reading

CRYP Encourages Indigenous Cooking Through Internships & Training Opportunities

CRYP Encourages Indigenous Cooking Through Internships & Training Opportunities

For more than 30 years, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has been dedicated to strengthening the connection Lakota youth have with their culture. In recent years, culturally relevant programming at the nonprofit youth organization has expanded to include an Indigenous Cooking internship for local teens and special trainings for adults in the Cheyenne River community.… Continue Reading

Coming Up: Color Run, Walking Club & Bike Club!

Coming Up: Color Run, Walking Club & Bike Club!

Due to the ongoing popularity of wellness programming at its Eagle Butte campus, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced three exciting new wellness initiatives for this spring and summer. The nonprofit youth organization will host a Color Run on Apr. 30; a Walking Club during the month of May; and a Bike Club from… Continue Reading

Teens May Participate in C.E.R.T. Training at CRYP This Spring

Teens May Participate in C.E.R.T. Training at CRYP This Spring

In conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Emergency Management Department and Partnerships with Native Americans, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be offering Community Emergency Response Team trainings for 13- to 18-year-olds in April and May. The three-day sessions are scheduled for Apr. 29-May 1 and May 20-22; each evening’s program starts at 4… Continue Reading

Nearly 90 Young Lakota Women Participate in Passion for Fashion 2019

Nearly 90 Young Lakota Women Participate in Passion for Fashion 2019

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that  68 young Lakota women attended its annual Passion for Fashion event on Saturday, Mar. 16. An additional 21 teens scheduled post-event appointments so they could find the dresses, shoes and accessories they need for their high-school prom, and CRYP staff will continue to accept appointments until the… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Three New Lakota Culture Camps This Spring

CRYP Will Host Three New Lakota Culture Camps This Spring

This spring, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host three 15-hour Lakota Culture Camps through its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Open to youth ages 13-18, the camps are made possible through grants from NEA ArtWorks, ArtPlace America, South Dakota Arts Council and TECA. CRYP’s Lakota Culture Camps gave… Continue Reading

Passion for Fashion is Coming Up on Saturday, Mar. 16!

Passion for Fashion is Coming Up on Saturday, Mar. 16!

Just one week remains before the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s eagerly anticipated “Passion for Fashion” event at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in Eagle Butte. Scheduled for 12-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, this annual celebration of Cheyenne River’s young women will encourage Cheyenne River’s young women to “Remember Your Roots & Embrace Your Culture.” … Continue Reading

Masquerade Ball & Community Dinner Draws Nearly 100 People

Masquerade Ball & Community Dinner Draws Nearly 100 People

In partnership with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare program, CRYP hosted a Masquerade Ball & Community Dinner at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) on Friday, Feb. 22. The evening event, which was open to children of all ages as well as adults, drew nearly 100 members of the Eagle Butte community. Guests… Continue Reading

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