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CRYP Will Host a Special Edition of RedCan This August!

CRYP Will Host a Special Edition of RedCan This August!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that it will host a special edition of its annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam this summer. Scheduled for Aug. 12-15, RedCan will incorporate an innovative virtual component as well as a variety of youth art activities at CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park. In mid-May, CRYP postponed… Continue Reading

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 Announces Winners of “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest

CRYP Announces Winners of “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced the three winners of its “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest. The youth art contest took place in May. Tusweca Mendoza, 14, won first place (his artwork is pictured above) and a cash award of $300. Angel Benson came in second with a cash award of $200. And… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Postponement of RedCan 2020

CRYP Announces Postponement of RedCan 2020

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced this week that it is officially postponing RedCan 2020, the sixth annual invitational graffiti jam on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. At press time, the nonprofit youth organization is considering new dates in August. The eagerly anticipated RedCan event typically is held in late June. With Covid-19’s confirmed… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest for Youth

CRYP Hosts “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest for Youth

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is hosting an art contest for Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation youth ages 4-17. The theme of the contest is “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19,” and the deadline for dropping off finished artwork at CRYP is 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29. The nonprofit youth organization will select… Continue Reading

CRYP’s Lakota Art Fellows Enjoy Intensive Arts Immersion in Minneapolis

CRYP’s Lakota Art Fellows Enjoy Intensive Arts Immersion in Minneapolis

The Cheyenne River Youth Project took its 2019-2020 cohort of Lakota Art Fellows to Minneapolis on Feb. 28 to Mar. 1 for an intensive arts immersion experience. CRYP Art Director Tyler Read accompanied fellows Kailey Carter and Emanual Semon on this special two-day field trip. The whirlwind tour included trips to the Minneapolis Institute of… Continue Reading

CRYP Invites Community to Share RedCan Input

CRYP Invites Community to Share RedCan Input

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is encouraging members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation community to share ideas and input as it prepares for RedCan 2020. The 6th annual invitational graffiti jam is scheduled for June 24-27 at CRYP’s public Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park and at select mural sites throughout Eagle Butte. –… 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

CRYP Releases Wo Otúh’an Wi Documentary, Shares 2019 Community Impact

CRYP Releases Wo Otúh’an Wi Documentary, Shares 2019 Community Impact

This week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project released its first-ever documentary film showcasing the annual Wo Otúh’an Wi (Moon of Giving Away Presents) Toy Drive, which served nearly 1,500 children on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in December 2019. The nonprofit youth organization also has released powerful community-impact figures for the entire year.… Continue Reading

November Hall of Fame: 2019-2020 Lakota Art Fellows

November Hall of Fame: 2019-2020 Lakota Art Fellows

This year, CRYP launched its first-ever Lakota Arts Fellowship program. Operated through the Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute, this nine-month fellowship is designed for young people who have completed multiple teen arts internships and have expressed interest in pursuing advanced arts education and eventually careers in the arts. Introducing our… Continue Reading

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