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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

Waniyetu Wowapi Arts Programming Now Includes Digital Media Workshops

Waniyetu Wowapi Arts Programming Now Includes Digital Media Workshops

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is offering something new to its teens this year: digital media workshops at its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. In conjunction with Chris “Mo” Hollis and Nikki Caputo of Wingspan Media, the nonprofit youth organization is giving young people the opportunity to learn basic interviewing,… Continue Reading

This Friday, Sept. 1: CRYP’s Invitational Lakota Graffiti Jam!

This Friday, Sept. 1: CRYP’s Invitational Lakota Graffiti Jam!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that it will be hosting a one-day, invitational Lakota Graffiti Jam in conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s annual Fair, Rodeo and Powwow weekend. The invitational graffiti jam is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 1 in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts First Peoples Fund’s Rolling Rez Arts

CRYP Hosts First Peoples Fund’s Rolling Rez Arts

On April 18-20, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® welcomed the First Peoples Funds’ Rolling Rez Arts mobile unit to the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation. Visiting artist Wade Patton and First Peoples Fund Coordinator Bryan Parker spent three evenings with the nonprofit youth organization’s teen arts interns, providing valuable instruction in multiple mediums. On the first… Continue Reading

Art Interns Learn Traditional Lakota Arts This Fall

This fall, interns at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® had the opportunity to learn traditional Lakota arts at the nonprofit organization’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center. Classes, which included hide tanning and jewelry making, were made possible through a First Nations Youth & Culture Fund grant from the First Nations Development Institute. Thirteen… Continue Reading

June Hall of Fame: Kellyn Circle Eagle

June Hall of Fame: Kellyn Circle Eagle

Through the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s teen internship programs, we’re able to engage young people with a variety of interests. Some teens want to work in our organic Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) garden. Others wish to learn to make gourmet coffees and prepare handcrafted entrees with farm-to-table ingredients in our Keya (Turtle) Cafe, or… Continue Reading

It’s Not Too Late to Support RedCan 2016!

There’s still time to support Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s acclaimed RedCan graffiti jam, scheduled for July 6-9 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Through Crowdrise, the nonprofit youth organization seeks to raise much-needed funds to cover the costs of paint, art supplies, food and beverages, and artists’ travel expenses. Several of the headlining artists have made… Continue Reading

April Hall of Fame: Sapphire Lucero

April Hall of Fame: Sapphire Lucero

When the Cheyenne River Youth Project opened the doors to its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center 10 years ago, staff members envisioned that the 26,000-square-foot facility would become a true center of life in the Cheyenne River community. And, they hoped teens would use the center and its offerings to find their true… Continue Reading

January Hall of Fame: Maxwell Peacock

January Hall of Fame: Maxwell Peacock

Maxwell Peacock, 14, is a member of CRYP’s second cohort of Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Interns. He started coming to our campus regularly about a year ago, drawn to the environment and learning opportunities he saw at the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center — in particular, he says he was interested in… Continue Reading

Teen Interns Experience Weekend Art Retreat in Minneapolis

On November 13-15, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® took its second cohort of art interns on a weekend art retreat that gave the eight teenagers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the Minneapolis art scene. CRYP staff members accompanied Xzanndria Norris, 15, Jaymalee Turning Heart, 14, Tori Jensen, 16, Ranger Gunville, 16, Nathanial Fast Wolf, 13,… Continue Reading

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