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CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP has announced that it will host two free Halloween-themed events this month at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). A special edition of “Halloween Basketball” for teens is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 19, and a Halloween Carnival for the entire community will take place next Friday, Oct. 26. The Halloween Basketball festivities begin at… 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

Discounted Family Services Memberships in October; Don’t Forget Your “Dear Santa” Letters!

Discounted Family Services Memberships in October; Don’t Forget Your “Dear Santa” Letters!

Throughout the month of October, Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation residents who renew their Family Services membership with CRYP will receive a $5 discount off the annual membership fee. Those who renew before the end of the month will pay $25 per household instead of $30. In addition, when each family turns in its application and… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host six Lakota Culture Camps at its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center. Scheduled for October and November, the 15-hour camps were made possible by a NEA ArtWorks grant for folk and traditional arts, and the ArtPlace America Creative Placemaking Fund. The six camps are part… Continue Reading

CRYP Selected by Bush Foundation as Member of Second Community Creativity Cohort

CRYP Selected by Bush Foundation as Member of Second Community Creativity Cohort

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that it has been selected as a member of the Bush Foundation’s second Community Creativity Cohort. “We are excited to support the amazing work of CRYP to help make our region better for everyone,” says Bush Foundation Community Creativity Portfolio Director Erik Takeshita. This nonprofit, grassroots organization is… Continue Reading

68 Lakota Teens Complete Summer Internships, Bringing Total to 560 in Five Years

68 Lakota Teens Complete Summer Internships, Bringing Total to 560 in Five Years

This summer, 68 Lakota teens completed internships through the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte: 22 in Social Enterprise, 26 in Native Food Sovereignty, 15 in Native Wellness, and five in Indigenous Cooking. It was a busy summer for the innovative internship program, and now teens are converging on CRYP’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of… Continue Reading

September Hall of Fame: Mya Cloud Eagle

September Hall of Fame: Mya Cloud Eagle

We love getting to know our youngest CRYPers at what we’ve come to call, affectionately, “the little Main.” These 4- to 12-year-olds are enthusiastic about everything they do here, and we get a kick out of watching them discover their passions and interests as they have fun, socialize with friends, and enjoy quality time with… Continue Reading

Keya Cafe Goes Eco-Friendly, Offers Important Educational Opportunities

Keya Cafe Goes Eco-Friendly, Offers Important Educational Opportunities

The Keya (Turtle) Cafe and Coffeehouse has been a mainstay of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s social enterprise initiatives since it opened in 2011. In recent years, it also has led the charge as the nonprofit youth organization seeks to become more environmentally friendly.  In today’s Keya Cafe, customers will find biodegradable to-go boxes in… Continue Reading

August Hall of Fame: Mason Arpan

August Hall of Fame: Mason Arpan

When young children participate in their first programs or activities at the Cheyenne River Youth Project, they’re embarking on a journey that likely will continue through their teen years and into their adult lives. One child might drop into The Main for arts and crafts, another might enjoy playing in the new playground or joining… Continue Reading

CRYP Gives School Supplies to More Than 600 Children

CRYP Gives School Supplies to More Than 600 Children

This year, CRYP was able to give school supplies to more than 600 children through its annual School Supplies Drive. The kids and their families received those supplies—as well as books, fleeces, shoes, soap and dental kits—during an official distribution event on Thursday, Aug. 16 in the youth project’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) gymnasium.… Continue Reading

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