Cheyenne River Youth Project
For CRYP’s Teen Interns, Native Food Sovereignty Took Center Stage This Summer

For CRYP’s Teen Interns, Native Food Sovereignty Took Center Stage This Summer

This summer, the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s teen interns had valuable opportunities to learn more about native food sovereignty through the Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit in Rapid City and a special visit from seed keeper Rowen White to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. On July 29-31, CRYP sent seven Lakota teens to the second… Continue Reading

CRYP Distributes School Supplies to More Than 500 Children

CRYP Distributes School Supplies to More Than 500 Children

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that more than 500 children are receiving school supplies through this year’s School Supplies Drive, thanks to the nonprofit youth organization’s partnership with Running Strong for American Indian Youth. During the official distribution event on Monday, Aug. 5, more than 350 young people received their school supplies, as… Continue Reading

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau Joins Arts South Dakota’s Board of Directors

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau Joins Arts South Dakota’s Board of Directors

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that its executive director, Julie Garreau, is now a member of Arts South Dakota’s board of directors. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of South Dakotans and their visitors by advancing the arts through service, education and advocacy. This is a mission that resonates… Continue Reading

Together, CRYP and PWNA Provide Valuable Opportunities for Lakota Youth

Together, CRYP and PWNA Provide Valuable Opportunities for Lakota Youth

Thanks to the ongoing partnership between the Cheyenne River Youth Project and Partnership with Native Americans, 10 Lakota youth from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation will have the opportunity to attend the second annual Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit at Rapid City’s Storm Mountain Center. Scheduled for July 29-31, the summit will allow the youth… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at RedCan 2019, Releases New Documentary Film

CRYP Announces Record-Breaking Attendance at RedCan 2019, Releases New Documentary Film

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that this year’s RedCan invitational graffiti jam is officially one for the record books. Nearly 1,600 people attended RedCan 2019 on June 19-22 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and the grassroots, nonprofit youth organization has commemorated this fifth annual Indian Country event in a special seven-minute documentary film.… Continue Reading

(UPDATE: SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, AUG. 5) 500-Plus Children Will Receive School Supplies at CRYP on Aug. 2

(UPDATE: SCHOOL SUPPLIES DRIVE RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, AUG. 5) 500-Plus Children Will Receive School Supplies at CRYP on Aug. 2

CRYP is now accepting donations for its 2019 School Supplies Drive. The official distribution is scheduled to take place at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, and all members of CRYP’s Family Services program may participate with their children.    Families who aren’t able to attend… Continue Reading

Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

My name is Debbie Wills, I am 55, and I reside in St. Peters, Missouri, which is about 20 miles northwest of St. Louis. My volunteer service group, SWAMP-IN (Saints With A Mission Purpose-Indian Nations), was founded in 2003 with the purpose of working alongside native people—in their own communities, and under their direction. It’s… Continue Reading

CRYP Earns NPS Travel Grant for Wind Cave Trips in July and August

CRYP Earns NPS Travel Grant for Wind Cave Trips in July and August

Hopa Mountain, in partnership with the National Park Service, has announced that the Cheyenne River Youth Project is a 2019 awardee of the “Connecting with our Homelands” travel grant. The grassroots, nonprofit youth organization is one of 21 indigenous organizations, schools and nonprofits that have earned travel funds for trips to national park unites across… Continue Reading

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