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Garden Planting Continues as CRYP Seeks to Improve Food Security

Garden Planting Continues as CRYP Seeks to Improve Food Security

June is off to a busy start at the Cheyenne River Youth Project, located in the heart of South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Every day, staff members have been busy planting crops in their 2.5-acre, pesticide-free Winyan Toka Win (Leading Lady) Garden. So far, the CRYP team has planted sweet, trident and jalapeño… Continue Reading

Daily Sack Meal Program Hits the Road & Spring Garden Prep Moves Forward

Daily Sack Meal Program Hits the Road & Spring Garden Prep Moves Forward

On Apr. 29, Chairman Harold Frazier announced that the South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation had identified its first positive case of the novel coronavirus disease, also known as Covid-19. As the tribe enacted a curfew and made stay-at-home orders mandatory, the Cheyenne River Youth Project shifted gears once again, and activity continues at its… Continue Reading

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau is Serving as NAFSA President

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau is Serving as NAFSA President

CRYP has announced that Executive Director is currently serving as president of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance.  Her term of service with NAFSA began in October 2019 and will run through December 2020. Garreau has seen CRYP through its exhilarating development from a tiny, one-room youth center in 1988 to a large 21st century… Continue Reading

Indigenous Cooking Interns Shine at Lakota Food Summit This Month

Indigenous Cooking Interns Shine at Lakota Food Summit This Month

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s indigenous cooking interns made quite an impression at this month’s Lakota Food Summit in Rapid City. Hosted by the Lakota Food Sovereignty Coalition and led by Sean Serman, The Sioux Chef (pictured here with the interns), this first-time event took place Feb. 18-20 at the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza. Anthony Potter,… Continue Reading

Indigenous Cooking Interns Prepare for Lakota Food Summit on Feb. 18-20

Indigenous Cooking Interns Prepare for Lakota Food Summit on Feb. 18-20

The first-ever Lakota Food Summit is taking place later this month in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s winter cohort of indigenous cooking interns are getting ready to shine. The teens are preparing their own recipes to share at the summit, scheduled for Feb. 18-20 at the Holiday Inn-Rushmore Plaza. The… Continue Reading

150 Community Members Attend Annual “Thanks for Kids” Celebration

150 Community Members Attend Annual “Thanks for Kids” Celebration

On Thursday, Nov. 21, 150 members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe community gathered at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) for the annual “Thanks for Kids” celebration. Held in conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare program and open free to the public, the evening’s festivities included a… Continue Reading

CRYP Breaks Record for Harvest Festival, Builds on Native Food Sovereignty Initiatives

CRYP Breaks Record for Harvest Festival, Builds on Native Food Sovereignty Initiatives

More than 230 people attended the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 7th annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 25, breaking the record for the nonprofit youth project’s signature Native Food Sovereignty event. Held in conjunction with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Indian Child Welfare program and open free to the public, the Harvest Festival provided Halloween-themed youth… Continue Reading

7th Annual Harvest Festival Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25

7th Annual Harvest Festival Scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it will host its 7th annual Harvest Festival at its Eagle Butte campus on Friday, Oct. 25. Scheduled for 6-8 p.m., this special seasonal event will include Halloween-themed activities for youth, a 6:45 p.m. hayride, and a homemade community meal. Held in conjunction with the Cheyenne River… Continue Reading

For CRYP’s Teen Interns, Native Food Sovereignty Took Center Stage This Summer

For CRYP’s Teen Interns, Native Food Sovereignty Took Center Stage This Summer

This summer, the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s teen interns had valuable opportunities to learn more about native food sovereignty through the Native Youth Food Sovereignty Summit in Rapid City and a special visit from seed keeper Rowen White to the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. On July 29-31, CRYP sent seven Lakota teens to the second… Continue Reading

Winter-Spring Session of Garden Club Starts Feb. 4

Winter-Spring Session of Garden Club Starts Feb. 4

It might be the middle of winter, but that doesn’t mean the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Garden Club is hibernating. To the contrary, the nonprofit organization’s Garden Club starts its winter-spring session at 4:30 p.m. today; open to the 4- to 12-year-olds who attend programming at The Main youth center, this session of Garden Club… Continue Reading

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