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45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

This October and November, the Cheyenne River Youth Project hosted five 15-hour Lakota Culture Camps through its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Forty-five 13- to 18-year-olds completed the camps, which were made possible through grants from NEA ArtWorks, ArtPlace America, South Dakota Arts Council and TECA. The camps gave… Continue Reading

Information Session for New Lakota Immersion School This Saturday, Dec. 1

Information Session for New Lakota Immersion School This Saturday, Dec. 1

Lakȟótiyapi Okáȟtaŋ Wičhóičhaǧe Inc. (LOWI), the new Eagle Butte-based Lakota immersion school set to open in January, invites the community to an open house and information session on Saturday, Dec. 1. Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the event will take place at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s “The Main” youth center, located at… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host six Lakota Culture Camps at its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center. Scheduled for October and November, the 15-hour camps were made possible by a NEA ArtWorks grant for folk and traditional arts, and the ArtPlace America Creative Placemaking Fund. The six camps are part… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches RedCan Fundraiser, Announces Final Artist Lineup

CRYP Launches RedCan Fundraiser, Announces Final Artist Lineup

RedCan is rising once again. The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s fourth annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam is less than two months away, and today the nonprofit youth organization officially announced the official lineup of guest artists and performers, as well as the kickoff of the annual fundraiser to support its popular three-day arts and culture… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Initial Roster of Guest Artists for 2018 RedCan

CRYP Announces Initial Roster of Guest Artists for 2018 RedCan

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that seven popular guest artists will be returning to Eagle Butte this summer for the award-winning RedCan invitational graffiti jam, and it expects to sign additional artists in the coming weeks. To date, East from Denver; Scribe from Kansas City, Missouri; Biafra, Wundr and Cyfi from the Twin… Continue Reading

CRYP Expands Youth Arts & Culture Programming

CRYP Expands Youth Arts & Culture Programming

This year will be an important one for the Cheyenne River Youth Project, as it continues to develop the curriculum at its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Thanks to a $125,000, two-year grant from the John T. Vucurevich Foundation, the nonprofit youth organization will be adding additional programming in the… Continue Reading

NEA Grant Will Support 2018 RedCan Event on June 28-30, 2018

NEA Grant Will Support 2018 RedCan Event on June 28-30, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for this fiscal year, and included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Cheyenne River Youth Project. The funding will support CRYP’s 2018 RedCan invitational… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host “Lakota Language Weekend” on Feb. 24-25

CRYP Will Host “Lakota Language Weekend” on Feb. 24-25

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that it will be hosting a “Lakota Language Weekend” for adult and teen beginners at its Eagle Butte campus on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25. Held in conjunction with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Language & Culture Institute, LLW is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each… Continue Reading

Teens Participate in Indigenous Cooking Classes at Cokata Wiconi

Teens Participate in Indigenous Cooking Classes at Cokata Wiconi

From Jan. 11 to Feb. 2, teen interns at the Cheyenne River Youth Project had the exciting opportunity to participate in a series of indigenous cooking classes at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). The young people enjoyed 17 classes that incorporated the history of the foods; their relationships to traditional Lakota medicines and ceremonies, as… Continue Reading

November Hall of Fame: Juell Twite

November Hall of Fame: Juell Twite

When Juell Twite was a young child growing up in Eagle Butte, she wanted to join the other kids at CRYP’s The Main youth center for 4- to 12-year-olds. Sadly, health issues kept her close to home — until one summer day, when she was a teenager. “I was sitting at home feeling sad, because… Continue Reading

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