The Cheyenne River Youth Project is preparing for its second day of live broadcasts and arts-related programming during RedCan 2020. The nonprofit youth organization opened the virtual doors to its 6th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam yesterday, Aug. 12, with live streaming broadcasts at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mountain time.
During the afternoon session, viewers enjoyed a showing of CRYP’s 2019 RedCan documentary and witnessed artist Wade Patton teaching oil pastels in the live RedCan Classroom; in the evening, CRYP commemorated RedCan’s opening day with an opening prayer and drum song, followed by a special panel titled “Changing the Narrative: The Power of Messaging Through Public Art.” RedCan artists 179, Biafra, and Hoka joined CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau and Youth Programs Director Jerica Widow for a thoughtful, inspiring discussion about sharing culture and stories, engaging the public, and encouraging meaningful dialogue in public spaces.
Each day of RedCan 2020 incorporates an afternoon RedCan Classroom session broadcast live from CRYP’s campus in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, and each evening offers a live discussion with artists participating from their home communities. The event will conclude with the official unveiling of this year’s RedCan murals in eight cities — Denver; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Seattle; Kansas City, Missouri; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Rapid City, Pine Ridge, and Eagle Butte, South Dakota — and a special performance by Midnight Express at the Minneapolis mural site.
The schedule for today and the remainder of the RedCan 2020 event:
Thursday, Aug. 13:
3 p.m. MT — RedCan 2017 short documentary
3:15 p.m. MT — RedCan Classroom Live — Photo Transfer/Printmaking with Micheal Two Bulls
7 p.m. MT —— Panel Discussion — Remember Your Medicines: Keeping Our Body and Spirit Healthy Through Adverse Times (Chief, Dwayno Insano, Siamese)
Friday, Aug. 14
3 p.m. MT — RedCan 2018 short documentary
3:15 p.m. MT — RedCan Classroom Live — Miniature Shields with Gus Yellow Hair
7 p.m. MT — Panel Discussion — Powered by Our Ancestors: Harnessing the Wisdom of Our People to Empower the Next Generation (Collins, Sadat, Unalee Howe)
Saturday, Aug. 15
3 p.m. MT — RedCan 2019 short documentary
3:15 p.m. MT — RedCan Classroom Live — Skateboard Design with CRYP youth & Painting with Unalee Howe
6:30 p.m. MT — Live Mural Unveilings & Special Midnight Express Performance at the Minneapolis mural site
7:30 p.m. MT — Talking Circle with CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau, East, 179, Biafra, Chief, Collins, Cyfi, Dwayno Insano, Hoka, Sadat, Scribe, Unalee Howe, Wundr
RedCan 2020 Will Be Broadcasting Live:
CRYP Facebook Community:
Social Distance Powwow:
CRYP YouTube Channel:
Note: All previously broadcast RedCan 2020 segments will be available at
This year’s participating artists are: East in Denver; Biafra, Wundr and Cyfi in Minneapolis-St. Paul; Scribe in Kansas City, Missouri; Hoka in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dwayno Insano in Scottsdale, Arizona; 179 in Seattle; Sadat and Collins in Rapid City, South Dakota; Wakinyan Chief in Pine Ridge, South Dakota; and Unalee Howe in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.
In addition, South Dakota-based DJ Micah is sharing his original music throughout the RedCan 2020 event, and First Peoples’ Fund’s Rolling Rez Arts is providing arts instruction at CRYP and via RedCan Classroom Live.
To learn more about RedCan 2020, visit www.lakotayouth.org/redcan. You’ll be able to view all previously broadcast RedCan 2020 video segments, previous years’ video documentaries and photo galleries, bios for featured artists and special guests, and more.
To learn more about the Cheyenne River Youth Project and its programs, and for information about making donations and volunteering, call (605) 964-8200 or visit lakotayouth.org. And, to stay up to date on the latest CRYP news and events, follow the youth project on Facebook (/LakotaYouth), Twitter (@LakotaYouth) and Instagram (@lakotayouth and @waniyetuwowapi).
The Cheyenne River Youth Project, founded in 1988, is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future through a wide variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects and facilities that ensure strong, self-sufficient families and communities.