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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

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

CRYP Offers Face-Mask Sewing Classes at Cokata Wiconi

CRYP Offers Face-Mask Sewing Classes at Cokata Wiconi

This week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project welcomed local youth to its new learning space in the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) gymnasium for three days of sewing classes. From Tuesday, May 26 to Thursday, May 28, youth learned to sew protective face masks under the direction of native artist Michelle Reed.   Due to… 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 Offers New Learning Space & Resources in Response to Covid-19

CRYP Offers New Learning Space & Resources in Response to Covid-19

With the recent arrival of Covid-19 on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has continued to adapt its programming and facilities to meet the challenges of the ongoing public health crisis. Not only is the nonprofit youth organization pursuing remote learning opportunities for its teens, it also has transformed… 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

Daily Sack Meal Program Hits the Road & Spring Garden Prep Moves Forward

Daily Sack Meal Program Hits the Road & Spring Garden Prep Moves Forward

On Apr. 29, Chairman Harold Frazier announced that the South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation had identified its first positive case of the novel coronavirus disease, also known as Covid-19. As the tribe enacted a curfew and made stay-at-home orders mandatory, the Cheyenne River Youth Project shifted gears once again, and activity continues at its… Continue Reading

Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Keya Cafe Gift Cards, New Way to Support Food Security During Covid-19

Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Keya Cafe Gift Cards, New Way to Support Food Security During Covid-19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is selling gift cards for the Keya Cafe & Coffee Shop, the nonprofit organization’s farm-to-table, on-site social enterprise. Not only will the gift cards allow Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation community members to arrange — and gift — special meals for the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday, they… Continue Reading

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