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June Hall of Fame: Nation Cowins

June Hall of Fame: Nation Cowins

Although Nation Cowins grew up in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, he didn’t discover CRYP’s youth programming until this spring. He first arrived at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in March, and he immediately got involved with the teen center’s native wellness, native food sovereignty, indigenous cooking, and arts programs. “The different types of programs were… 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

February is an Exciting Month for CRYP’s Teen Art Interns & Lakota Art Fellows

February is an Exciting Month for CRYP’s Teen Art Interns & Lakota Art Fellows

February is an exciting month for the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Not only did the new winter cohort of teen art interns have the opportunity to learn from two accomplished artists in residence, the 2019-2020 Lakota Art Fellows are preparing to embark on a special… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts Artists in Residence from the South Dakota Arts Council

CRYP Hosts Artists in Residence from the South Dakota Arts Council

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting two artists in residence from the South Dakota Arts Council. These artists, Hector Curriel and Jenny Menzel, will provide instruction, mentorship and guidance to local youth enrolled in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Curriel is already in Eagle Butte,… Continue Reading

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

On Labor Day weekend, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially graduated 11 Lakota teens from its summer arts internship program. This is a record-breaking number for the nonprofit youth organization, which began offering teen internships in 2013.  “Normally, we see five or six kids complete the full arts internship track,” said Jerica Widow, CRYP’s youth… 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

CRYP Adds “Arts Basics” Course & Arts Fellowship to Waniyetu Wowapi

CRYP Adds “Arts Basics” Course & Arts Fellowship to Waniyetu Wowapi

CRYP has announced a significant expansion in programming at its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. This expansion has added a prerequisite course and a full arts fellowship to the Waniyetu Wowapi curriculum. Starting this spring, art students will be able to take a three-week “Arts Basics” course, which serves as… Continue Reading

600+ Teens Graduate from CRYP’s Teen Internship Program

600+ Teens Graduate from CRYP’s Teen Internship Program

When the Cheyenne River Youth Project launched its teen internships at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in 2013, 10 teenagers graduated from the program. Just five years later, that number has reached the impressive 600 mark. Six art interns and two indigenous cooking interns are preparing to graduate prior to the Christmas holiday. Three teens… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP Will Host Halloween Basketball & Halloween Carnival This Month

CRYP has announced that it will host two free Halloween-themed events this month at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). A special edition of “Halloween Basketball” for teens is scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 19, and a Halloween Carnival for the entire community will take place next Friday, Oct. 26. The Halloween Basketball festivities begin at… Continue Reading

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