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CRYP Hosts “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest for Youth

CRYP Hosts “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19” Art Contest for Youth

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is hosting an art contest for Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation youth ages 4-17. The theme of the contest is “Cheyenne River Fights Covid-19,” and the deadline for dropping off finished artwork at CRYP is 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29. The nonprofit youth organization will select… Continue Reading

Daily Sack Meal Program Hits the Road & Spring Garden Prep Moves Forward

Daily Sack Meal Program Hits the Road & Spring Garden Prep Moves Forward

On Apr. 29, Chairman Harold Frazier announced that the South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation had identified its first positive case of the novel coronavirus disease, also known as Covid-19. As the tribe enacted a curfew and made stay-at-home orders mandatory, the Cheyenne River Youth Project shifted gears once again, and activity continues at its… Continue Reading

Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Keya Cafe Gift Cards, New Way to Support Food Security During Covid-19

Just in Time for Mother’s Day: Keya Cafe Gift Cards, New Way to Support Food Security During Covid-19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is selling gift cards for the Keya Cafe & Coffee Shop, the nonprofit organization’s farm-to-table, on-site social enterprise. Not only will the gift cards allow Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation community members to arrange — and gift — special meals for the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday, they… Continue Reading

Limited Programs & Services Continue at CRYP During Covid-19

Limited Programs & Services Continue at CRYP During Covid-19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has seen a lot of ups and downs in its nearly 32-year history, including the Great Recession. Now it’s facing what might be its biggest challenge yet: the global Covid-19 pandemic. Yet this grassroots nonprofit youth organization is meeting that challenge head-on. Not only is CRYP continuing to offer modified… Continue Reading

CRYP Continues to Serve Local Youth Through Daily Sack Meal Program

CRYP Continues to Serve Local Youth Through Daily Sack Meal Program

Although the Cheyenne River Youth Project had to close its facilities last month to help combat the spread of Covid-19, the nonprofit youth organization didn’t stop seeking new, creative ways to continue serving its community. In fact, the staff immediately devised a new program to maintain its connection with Cheyenne River’s children.   For the… Continue Reading

CRYP Postpones Passion for Fashion, Closes Facilities, Shifts Cafe to Takeout Only

CRYP Postpones Passion for Fashion, Closes Facilities, Shifts Cafe to Takeout Only

Due to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it is postponing its annual Passion for Fashion event, originally scheduled for this Saturday, Mar. 21. In addition, the nonprofit youth organization is closing its youth centers and Family Services program through at least next weekend, and… Continue Reading

CRYP’s Lakota Art Fellows Enjoy Intensive Arts Immersion in Minneapolis

CRYP’s Lakota Art Fellows Enjoy Intensive Arts Immersion in Minneapolis

The Cheyenne River Youth Project took its 2019-2020 cohort of Lakota Art Fellows to Minneapolis on Feb. 28 to Mar. 1 for an intensive arts immersion experience. CRYP Art Director Tyler Read accompanied fellows Kailey Carter and Emanual Semon on this special two-day field trip. The whirlwind tour included trips to the Minneapolis Institute of… Continue Reading

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau is Serving as NAFSA President

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau is Serving as NAFSA President

CRYP has announced that Executive Director is currently serving as president of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance.  Her term of service with NAFSA began in October 2019 and will run through December 2020. Garreau has seen CRYP through its exhilarating development from a tiny, one-room youth center in 1988 to a large 21st century… Continue Reading

Indigenous Cooking Interns Shine at Lakota Food Summit This Month

Indigenous Cooking Interns Shine at Lakota Food Summit This Month

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s indigenous cooking interns made quite an impression at this month’s Lakota Food Summit in Rapid City. Hosted by the Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition and led by Sean Serman, The Sioux Chef (pictured here with the interns), this first-time event took place Feb. 18-20 at the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza. Anthony Potter,… Continue Reading

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