The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 6th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam officially kicks off today, Aug. 12, and runs through Saturday evening, Aug. 15. And it’s going to be streaming live from eight cities across America: Denver; Minneapolis-St. Paul; Seattle; Kansas City, Missouri; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Rapid City, Pine Ridge, and Eagle Butte, South Dakota.

Viewers around the world will be able to experience the energy, inspiration, and magic of CRYP’s award-winning RedCan event, including arts education, original music, and engaging panel discussions with the featured artists. Each day will incorporate two broadcasts, concluding with a closing event on Saturday evening with special performance by Midnight Express and an official unveiling of the RedCan 2020 murals.

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 will be sharing his original music throughout the RedCan 2020 event, and First Peoples’ Fund’s Rolling Rez Arts will provide arts instruction at CRYP and via RedCan Classroom Live.

Wednesday, Aug. 12: 

3 p.m. MT — RedCan 2016 short documentary

3:15 p.m. MT — RedCan Classroom Live — Oil Pastels with Wade Patton

7 p.m. MT — Opening Song and Prayer at the Cheyenne River Youth Project

7:30 p.m. MT — Panel Discussion — Changing the Narrative: The Power of Messaging Through Public Art (179, Biafra, Hoka)

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 Bills

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:

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Note: All previously broadcast RedCan 2020 segments will be available at

To learn more about RedCan 2020, visit 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 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.