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CRYP & ICWA Will Host Masquerade Ball & Community Dinner on Feb. 22

CRYP & ICWA Will Host Masquerade Ball & Community Dinner on Feb. 22

In partnership with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare program, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host a Masquerade Ball & Community Dinner at its Eagle Butte campus on Friday, Feb. 22. Scheduled for 6-8 p.m. at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life), this special event is open free to all ages; children must… Continue Reading

Santa Claus Comes to a Record 1,700-Plus Children in This Year’s Christmas Toy Drive

Santa Claus Comes to a Record 1,700-Plus Children in This Year’s Christmas Toy Drive

It’s official: The Cheyenne River Youth Project served a record number of children in its 29th annual Christmas Toy Drive. The nonprofit, grassroots organization also has released touching photographs from this year’s drive. CRYP brought Santa Claus to more than 1,700 children across 20 reservation communities in 2018, a herculean task that was made possible… Continue Reading

Annual Winter Coat Distribution Scheduled for Jan. 23

Annual Winter Coat Distribution Scheduled for Jan. 23

On Wednesday, Jan. 23,  the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual Winter Coat Distribution at its Eagle Butte campus. From 1 to 6 p.m., the nonprofit community organization will be distributing winter coats to members of CRYP Family Services program. With the support of a variety of donors from across the country, including… Continue Reading

Information Session for New Lakota Immersion School This Saturday, Dec. 1

Information Session for New Lakota Immersion School This Saturday, Dec. 1

Lakȟótiyapi Okáȟtaŋ Wičhóičhaǧe Inc. (LOWI), the new Eagle Butte-based Lakota immersion school set to open in January, invites the community to an open house and information session on Saturday, Dec. 1. Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will take place at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s “The Main” youth center, located at… Continue Reading

“Thanks for Kids” Celebration Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19

“Thanks for Kids” Celebration Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual “Thanks for Kids” celebration next Monday, Nov. 19 at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). The special event is open free to the community, and this year, the nonprofit youth organization has a few extra treats for its guests. “Each year, we host a holiday-themed feast for… Continue Reading

CRYP Unites Donors & Volunteers to Create Real-Life Santa’s Workshop

CRYP Unites Donors & Volunteers to Create Real-Life Santa’s Workshop

Christmas is just six weeks away, which means the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working hard to make sure Santa Claus will bring holiday cheer to more than 1,500 children on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Lakota Nation. Staff members putting together the annual Santa’s Workshop at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in Eagle… Continue Reading

The 2018 Christmas Toy Drive is Officially Under Way

The 2018 Christmas Toy Drive is Officially Under Way

For most people, October means fall decorations, carving pumpkins and planning costumes. At the Cheyenne River Youth Project, however, October means Christmas.  CRYP has officially launched its 2018 Christmas Toy Drive, which serves more than 1,500 children in 20 communities across South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Lakota Nation. The grassroots, nonprofit youth organization is… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP has announced that it will host two free Halloween-themed events this month at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). A special edition of “Halloween Basketball” for teens is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 19, and a Halloween Carnival for the entire community will take place next Friday, Oct. 26. The Halloween Basketball festivities begin at… Continue Reading

Harvest Festival Dinner Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17

Harvest Festival Dinner Scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17

CRYP will host its annual Harvest Festival Dinner for the community on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life), the event is open free to the public. Designed to celebrate CRYP’s Native Food Sovereignty initiatives and the abundant harvest from the 2-acre, organic Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) Garden,… Continue Reading

CRYP to Host SDCF “Good Grants Guidance” Workshop on Sept. 5

CRYP to Host SDCF “Good Grants Guidance” Workshop on Sept. 5

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will welcome the South Dakota Community Foundation to its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) facility for a “Good Grants Guidance” workshop. The workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a catered lunch to follow in CRYP’s Keya Cafe from 12 to 1 p.m.… Continue Reading

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