Cheyenne River Youth Project
RedCan 2018: Frank Waln, Mylo Smith Jr., Rolling Rez Arts & More!

RedCan 2018: Frank Waln, Mylo Smith Jr., Rolling Rez Arts & More!

In just 10 days, the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte will once again host its annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam, a three-day celebration of art and culture. This innovative event, the first and only graffiti jam in Indian Country, will incorporate mural painting by guest and local artists, live music and comedy from… Continue Reading

Nearly 600 Community Members Attend CRYP’s Spring Performing Art Series

Nearly 600 Community Members Attend CRYP’s Spring Performing Art Series

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Spring Performing Art Series came to a close on May 25, when it welcomed Prolific the Rapper, Gunner Jules and Let It Bee and a crowd of nearly 150 people to its free, public Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park for a special community concert. A total of nearly 600… Continue Reading

CRYP Offers Internships in Four Tracks This Summer

CRYP Offers Internships in Four Tracks This Summer

CRYP is offering teen internships in Native Wellness, Native Food Sovereignty (formerly Sustainable Agriculture), Indigenous Foods & Cooking, and Social Enterprise this summer. Twenty-one Lakota teens are already participating, with 13 more starting on June 11. Altogether, CRYP will host three cohorts in Native Wellness, three cohorts in Native Food Sovereignty, five cohorts in Indigenous… Continue Reading

May Hall of Fame: Oliver Miner

May Hall of Fame: Oliver Miner

This spring, five Lakota teens have been participating in “Growing Into Wowachinyepi (One Who the People Can Depend On),” a special program we designed in conjunction with the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute based on its “Champions for Change.” The program is designed to honor Cheyenne River’s youth leaders in a… Continue Reading

Summer Midnight Basketball Kicks Off with Special Event, Concerts on May 25

Summer Midnight Basketball Kicks Off with Special Event, Concerts on May 25

On Friday, May 25, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will officially kick off its summer 2018 Midnight Basketball season—and bring its spring Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Arts Series to a close—with an eagerly anticipated celebration at its Eagle Butte campus. This special event also will include an honoring for 2018 high school graduates, and… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches RedCan Fundraiser, Announces Final Artist Lineup

CRYP Launches RedCan Fundraiser, Announces Final Artist Lineup

RedCan is rising once again. The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s fourth annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam is less than two months away, and today the nonprofit youth organization officially announced the official lineup of guest artists and performers, as well as the kickoff of the annual fundraiser to support its popular three-day arts and culture… Continue Reading

New Lineup Announced for Ina’s Day Show!

New Lineup Announced for Ina’s Day Show!

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Nataanii Means is unable to attend the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s upcoming Mother’s Day performance in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park. The nonprofit youth organization has just announced that it will welcome comedian Tito Ybarra to perform, as well as comedian Mylo Smith Jr. Who: Comedian Mylo Smith Jr. Comedian Tito… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Welcome Mylo Smith Jr. & Nataanii Means for Ina’s Day Celebration

CRYP Will Welcome Mylo Smith Jr. & Nataanii Means for Ina’s Day Celebration

As part of its ongoing Waniyetu Wowapi Performing Art Series this spring, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is preparing to welcome Mylo Smith Jr. and Nataanii Means to its Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park on Sunday, May 13. This special Mother’s Day performance is scheduled for 12-4 p.m. and is open free to the public. Smith… Continue Reading

April Hall of Fame: Christina Collins Siquieros

April Hall of Fame: Christina Collins Siquieros

In a small town, it’s fun for everyone when someone new arrives—for us as a staff, and for all the kids. This spring, we all welcomed 7-year-old Christina Collins Siquieros to The Main, and already she is thriving. Christina actually lived on the Cheyenne River reservation when she was small, but her family has been… Continue Reading

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