Cheyenne River Youth Project
CRYP Encourages Indigenous Cooking Through Internships & Training Opportunities

CRYP Encourages Indigenous Cooking Through Internships & Training Opportunities

For more than 30 years, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has been dedicated to strengthening the connection Lakota youth have with their culture. In recent years, culturally relevant programming at the nonprofit youth organization has expanded to include an Indigenous Cooking internship for local teens and special trainings for adults in the Cheyenne River community.… Continue Reading

Coming Up: Color Run, Walking Club & Bike Club!

Coming Up: Color Run, Walking Club & Bike Club!

Due to the ongoing popularity of wellness programming at its Eagle Butte campus, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced three exciting new wellness initiatives for this spring and summer. The nonprofit youth organization will host a Color Run on Apr. 30; a Walking Club during the month of May; and a Bike Club from… Continue Reading

CRYP Executive Director Wins Prestigious Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award

CRYP Executive Director Wins Prestigious Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s executive director, Julie Garreau, has received the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s prestigious Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award. Garreau accepted the award at NCAIED’s annual Indian Progress in Business gala on Tuesday, Mar. 26 in Las Vegas.    Each year, NCAIED honors outstanding individuals and… Continue Reading

Teens May Participate in C.E.R.T. Training at CRYP This Spring

Teens May Participate in C.E.R.T. Training at CRYP This Spring

In conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Emergency Management Department and Partnerships with Native Americans, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be offering Community Emergency Response Team trainings for 13- to 18-year-olds in April and May. The three-day sessions are scheduled for Apr. 29-May 1 and May 20-22; each evening’s program starts at 4… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts “Sensory Nights” Every Thursday at The Main

CRYP Hosts “Sensory Nights” Every Thursday at The Main

Last week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project launched a brand-new weekly program for 4- to 12-year-olds called “Sensory Night.” Held at 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursdays at The Main, the program allows the younger children to engage their sense of touch and experiment with different shapes and textures while the older kids enjoy outside recreational time.… Continue Reading

Nearly 90 Young Lakota Women Participate in Passion for Fashion 2019

Nearly 90 Young Lakota Women Participate in Passion for Fashion 2019

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that  68 young Lakota women attended its annual Passion for Fashion event on Saturday, Mar. 16. An additional 21 teens scheduled post-event appointments so they could find the dresses, shoes and accessories they need for their high-school prom, and CRYP staff will continue to accept appointments until the… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Three New Lakota Culture Camps This Spring

CRYP Will Host Three New Lakota Culture Camps This Spring

This spring, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host three 15-hour Lakota Culture Camps through its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Open to youth ages 13-18, the camps are made possible through grants from NEA ArtWorks, ArtPlace America, South Dakota Arts Council and TECA. CRYP’s Lakota Culture Camps gave… Continue Reading

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