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Category Archives: Sustainable Agriculture

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

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

Winter-Spring Session of Garden Club Starts Feb. 4

Winter-Spring Session of Garden Club Starts Feb. 4

It might be the middle of winter, but that doesn’t mean the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Garden Club is hibernating. To the contrary, the nonprofit organization’s Garden Club starts its winter-spring session at 4:30 p.m. today; open to the 4- to 12-year-olds who attend programming at The Main youth center, this session of Garden Club… 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

January Hall of Fame: Xander Red Horse

January Hall of Fame: Xander Red Horse

In the four-plus years since we launched our teen internship program, we’ve seen three types of participants: teens who complete one or two internships in different tracks, teens who complete all four tracks, and teens who fall in love with one particular internship and keep returning to it. Xander Red Horse falls into that last… Continue Reading

Community Invited to Attend Harvest Festival Celebration & Film Premiere

Community Invited to Attend Harvest Festival Celebration & Film Premiere

The Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting its 5th annual Harvest Festival Celebration for the Cheyenne River Lakota reservation community at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The event is open free to the public and will include a couple of very special additions this year. The evening’s festivities will begin with a dinner… Continue Reading

Help CRYP Win a Wellmark Foundation Community Kickstarter Grant!

This month, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is competing to win a $10,000 Wellmark Foundation Community Kickstarter grant. From now through October 7, members of the public can vote for CRYP’s grant project once per day at www.facebook.com/WellmarkBCBS. To date, the Wellmark Foundation has received approximately 120 qualified applications. Although public voting is just one… Continue Reading

July Hall of Fame: Lisa Littleton

July Hall of Fame: Lisa Littleton

When the Cheyenne River Youth Project first launched its innovative teen internship programs in 2014, its primary goal was to give Cheyenne River’s young people new opportunities to learn job and life skills that would serve them well into adulthood. That goal is now being realized, as some of their more experienced interns are entering… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts Garden Blessing, Launches 2016 Growing Season in Winyan Toka Win Garden

On Friday, May 6, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® formally blessed the 2-acre, naturally grown Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) garden for the 2016 growing season. Richard Charging Eagle conducted the garden blessing, and 12 young people joined staff members in planting corn for the season. Next on deck: planting potatoes; getting the starter squash… Continue Reading

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