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RedCan 2020: Day 3

RedCan 2020: Day 3

When the novel coronavirus pandemic exploded this spring, staff at the Cheyenne River Youth Project assumed they would have to cancel their 6th annual, award-winning graffiti jam. After all, how could such a dynamic, live art experience take place during a public health crisis? The answer: Put together a team to figure out the back-end… Continue Reading

RedCan 2020: Day 2

RedCan 2020: Day 2

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is preparing for its second day of live broadcasts and arts-related programming during RedCan 2020. The nonprofit youth organization opened the virtual doors to its 6th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam yesterday, Aug. 12, with live streaming broadcasts at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mountain time.  During the afternoon session,… Continue Reading

RedCan 2020: Launch Day!

RedCan 2020: Launch Day!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 6th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam officially kicks off today, Aug. 12, and runs through Saturday evening, Aug. 15. And it’s going to be streaming live from eight cities across America: Denver; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Seattle; Kansas City, Missouri; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Rapid City, Pine Ridge, and Eagle Butte, South… Continue Reading

RedCan 2020 is Almost Here: CRYP Announces Youth Activities, Special Guests & More

RedCan 2020 is Almost Here: CRYP Announces Youth Activities, Special Guests & More

RedCan 2020 is almost here. The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 6th annual, award-winning invitational graffiti jam is scheduled for this Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 12-15, and the nonprofit youth organization confirmed today that it will incorporate both virtual and in-person elements.  Thanks to innovative online broadcasting tools and engineering, CRYP will be able to share… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Artist Line-Up for RedCan 2020

CRYP Announces Artist Line-Up for RedCan 2020

RedCan is rising once again, but this time, it’s rising far beyond its birthplace on the South Dakota prairie. Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has expanded its annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam, inviting guest artists to create groundbreaking murals in their own communities while CRYP also keeps creativity… Continue Reading

Teen Internships & Youth Art Camps Resume at CRYP Campus

Teen Internships & Youth Art Camps Resume at CRYP Campus

Due to the number of novel coronavirus cases on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the Cheyenne River Youth Project moved on July 8 to stop all on-site youth programs, including teen internships. In an abundance of caution, the nonprofit youth organization ensured that all of its staff would be tested for Covid-19 the same week.… Continue Reading

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

Garden Planting Continues as CRYP Seeks to Improve Food Security

Garden Planting Continues as CRYP Seeks to Improve Food Security

June is off to a busy start at the Cheyenne River Youth Project, located in the heart of South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Every day, staff members have been busy planting crops in their 2.5-acre, pesticide-free Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) Garden. So far, the CRYP team has planted sweet, trident and jalapeño… Continue Reading

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