Cheyenne River Youth Project

RedCan Special Guests

RedCan 2019 Special Guests


DJ Micah Prairie Chicken has performed at RedCan every year since its 2015 inception. This talented Oglala Lakota hip-hop enthusiast and turntablist will be appearing daily in the Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park, keeping the energy high while artists are painting—and while youth are exploring their creativity at the park’s open walls and at the Rolling Rez Arts Bus.

Owned by Master Naomi Even-Aberle, the Full Circle Martial Arts Academy comprises community builders, mentors and friends working to redefine the role of the martial arts as a tool for individual and community growth. We are more than just a martial arts gym; building strong students is our way of contributing to a healthier community. Our goal is to cultivate healthy students in body, mind and spirit by providing space to connect with one another, while also fostering stronger connections to our larger community. Full Circle Martial Arts Academy was founded in 2012 and has since expanded its programming to include classes for all ages and skill levels, utilizing the philosophies within the martial arts, courtesy, integrity, self-control, perseverance and indomitable spirit to guide your journey.

Sicangu Lakota music producer and alternative R&B artist Gunner Jules Krogman hails from South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation. He has previously appeared at special outdoor events in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park, and we look forward to welcoming him to his first RedCan graffiti jam in summer 2019.

Each year at RedCan, CRYP invites our accomplished Lakota youth to share our traditional dances in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park.

Trenton Casillas-Bakeberg is a 23-year-old youth advocate and musical artist. He co-founded the One Mind Youth Movement in 2015; a year later, the group led a youth run from Cannonball, North Dakota, to Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. His goal is to better the reservation—and the world—by inspiring young people to create positive change by using their voices. He is a member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation.

Rolling Rez Arts has been regular RedCan participant since the early days. At home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, this state-of-the-art mobile arts space delivers art, business, retail and banking services that were previously inaccessible to many of the artists and culture bearers who live and work there. At RedCan, this art space on wheels will park in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park for the four-day arts and culture celebration, providing opportunities for youth to take arts classes and workshops and infusing the art park with a vibrant, creative energy.
Photo by Jane Myers Rodeck

World-renowned Mvskoke Creek/Seneca dancers Lumhe and Samsoche Sampson strive to promote cultural pride, unity and hope by setting a positive example through art, education and dance. They hope to give back to their tribe and the indigenous community as a whole by breaking stereotypes, and thus creating opportunities for generations to come. The Sampson Brothers aim to use their success to educate others while keeping their culture alive. With perseverance in modern times and tradition intact, they bridge two worlds to provide positive inspiration as 21st century warriors. In the last 25 years, they have performed in more than half a dozen countries and have educated thousands of people worldwide about their culture and about indigenous hoop dancing.

 

 

 

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