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CRYP Releases Official 2018 RedCan Documentary

CRYP Releases Official 2018 RedCan Documentary

CRYP has announced the release of its official 2018 RedCan documentary.  In this 8-minute video, viewers will become acquainted with visiting and local artists, CRYP staff, and Cheyenne River youth; enjoy an up-close look at the fourth annual invitational graffiti jam this past July; and learn how this award-winning event is changing lives and lifting… Continue Reading

The 2018 Christmas Toy Drive is Officially Under Way

The 2018 Christmas Toy Drive is Officially Under Way

For most people, October means fall decorations, carving pumpkins and planning costumes. At the Cheyenne River Youth Project, however, October means Christmas.  CRYP has officially launched its 2018 Christmas Toy Drive, which serves more than 1,500 children in 20 communities across South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Lakota Nation. The grassroots, nonprofit youth organization is… Continue Reading

Square & CRYP Receive David D. Rockefeller pARTnership Award in NYC

Square & CRYP Receive David D. Rockefeller pARTnership Award in NYC

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Square and the Cheyenne River Youth Project were awarded the David D. Rockefeller pARTnership Award at the BCA 10 black-tie gala at the Loeb Boathouse in New York’s Central Park. (Square’s Sean Conroy, left, with CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau and Camilla Rockefeller, right; photograph by Sylvain Gaboury, courtesy of Americans for… Continue Reading

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

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