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CRYP Officially Launched Lakota Arts Fellowship on Oct. 1

CRYP Officially Launched Lakota Arts Fellowship on Oct. 1

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially launched the Lakota Arts Fellowship, the nonprofit youth organization’s latest offering in its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. That evening, the inaugural cohort of four Lakota Arts Fellows met with South Dakota Art Council artist-in residence Hector Curriel for a… Continue Reading

CRYP Introduces “Main Bucks” Initiative

CRYP Introduces “Main Bucks” Initiative

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has introduced a new initiative at its Eagle Butte campus designed specifically for the 4- to 12-year-olds who attend programming at “The Main” youth center. Christened Main Bucks, this initiative is designed to empower these younger children, teach important life skills, and perhaps best of all, add an extra dose… Continue Reading

CRYP Officially Launches 2019 Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive

CRYP Officially Launches 2019 Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive

 In just 12 weeks, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will bring Santa Claus to South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, where he will deliver thousands of personalized Christmas gifts to more than 1,500 children from 20 communities. Time is short for such a herculean undertaking, so in these early days of autumn, CRYP has officially… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts Artists in Residence from the South Dakota Arts Council

CRYP Hosts Artists in Residence from the South Dakota Arts Council

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting two artists in residence from the South Dakota Arts Council. These artists, Hector Curriel and Jenny Menzel, will provide instruction, mentorship and guidance to local youth enrolled in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Curriel is already in Eagle Butte,… Continue Reading

September Hall of Fame: Kazmira Runs After & Xavier Sebastion

September Hall of Fame: Kazmira Runs After & Xavier Sebastion

CRYP staff and volunteers have grown accustomed to two familiar faces around The Main in the last year. Cousins Kazmira Runs After, 6, and Xavier Sebastion, 10, are regulars at the youth project’s center for 4- to 12-year-olds, and more often than not, they attend youth programming together. Kazmira says her mom told her about… Continue Reading

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

On Labor Day weekend, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially graduated 11 Lakota teens from its summer arts internship program. This is a record-breaking number for the nonprofit youth organization, which began offering teen internships in 2013.  “Normally, we see five or six kids complete the full arts internship track,” said Jerica Widow, CRYP’s youth… Continue Reading

Tyler Read Joins CRYP as Art Director

Tyler Read Joins CRYP as Art Director

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that Tyler Read joined its full-time staff as art director on Sept. 3. In his new role, Read will oversee programming at the nonprofit youth organization’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. “As a teaching artist who has been working with CRYP since 2015,… 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

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