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150 Community Members Attend Annual “Thanks for Kids” Celebration

150 Community Members Attend Annual “Thanks for Kids” Celebration

On Thursday, Nov. 21, 150 members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community gathered at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) for the annual “Thanks for Kids” celebration. Held in conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare program and open free to the public, the evening’s festivities included a… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Special Holiday Happenings in December

CRYP Announces Special Holiday Happenings in December

With less than six weeks to go before Santa Claus arrives on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced several important happenings on this year’s holiday calendar. These include holiday parties at the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center and “The Main” youth center, a public Christmas Toy… Continue Reading

CRYP Breaks Record for Harvest Festival, Builds on Native Food Sovereignty Initiatives

CRYP Breaks Record for Harvest Festival, Builds on Native Food Sovereignty Initiatives

More than 230 people attended the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 7th annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 25, breaking the record for the nonprofit youth project’s signature Native Food Sovereignty event. Held in conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare program and open free to the public, the Harvest Festival provided Halloween-themed youth… Continue Reading

7th Annual Harvest Festival Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25

7th Annual Harvest Festival Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it will host its 7th annual Harvest Festival at its Eagle Butte campus on Friday, Oct. 25. Scheduled for 6-8 p.m., this special seasonal event will include Halloween-themed activities for youth, a 6:45 p.m. hayride, and a homemade community meal. Held in conjunction with the Cheyenne River… Continue Reading

CRYP Invites Families to Sphero STEM Activity on Wednesday, Aug. 28

CRYP Invites Families to Sphero STEM Activity on Wednesday, Aug. 28

This Wednesday, CRYP is inviting families to join staff and volunteers for a special STEM activity at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). Scheduled for 3-5 p.m. in the gymnasium, the event will allow participants of all ages to experiment with Sphero balls provided by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. Sphero essentially is a… Continue Reading

For CRYP’s Teen Interns, Native Food Sovereignty Took Center Stage This Summer

For CRYP’s Teen Interns, Native Food Sovereignty Took Center Stage This Summer

This summer, the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s teen interns had valuable opportunities to learn more about native food sovereignty through the Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit in Rapid City and a special visit from seed keeper Rowen White to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. On July 29-31, CRYP sent seven Lakota teens to the second… Continue Reading

CRYP Distributes School Supplies to More Than 500 Children

CRYP Distributes School Supplies to More Than 500 Children

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that more than 500 children are receiving school supplies through this year’s School Supplies Drive, thanks to the nonprofit youth organization’s partnership with Running Strong for American Indian Youth. During the official distribution event on Monday, Aug. 5, more than 350 young people received their school supplies, as… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at RedCan 2019, Releases New Documentary Film

CRYP Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at RedCan 2019, Releases New Documentary Film

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that this year’s RedCan invitational graffiti jam is officially one for the record books. Nearly 1,600 people attended RedCan 2019 on June 19-22 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and the grassroots, nonprofit youth organization has commemorated this fifth annual Indian Country event in a special seven-minute documentary film.… 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

CRYP Releases RedCan 2019 Teaser Trailer, Official Lineup of Artists & Special Guests!

CRYP Releases RedCan 2019 Teaser Trailer, Official Lineup of Artists & Special Guests!

Once again, RedCan is rising on the South Dakota prairie: Just a little over a month from now, artists, musicians and performers from across the country will converge at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte for the 5th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam. In preparation for this eagerly anticipated celebration of graffiti culture… Continue Reading

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