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68 Lakota Teens Complete Summer Internships, Bringing Total to 560 in Five Years

68 Lakota Teens Complete Summer Internships, Bringing Total to 560 in Five Years

This summer, 68 Lakota teens completed internships through the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte: 22 in Social Enterprise, 26 in Native Food Sovereignty, 15 in Native Wellness, and five in Indigenous Cooking. It was a busy summer for the innovative internship program, and now teens are converging on CRYP’s Cokata Wiconi (Center of… Continue Reading

Keya Cafe: Now You Can Shop Online!

Keya Cafe: Now You Can Shop Online!

This week, CRYP officially launched its online store. The e-store carries select items from CRYP’s Keya (Turtle) Gift Shop, and proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization’s youth programming and family services on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Lakota reservation. The Keya Gift Shop is an important social enterprise for CRYP, along with the Keya Cafe &… Continue Reading

A Warm CRYP Welcome to New Social Enterprises Manager Molly Vetter!

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® announced today that Molly Vetter has joined its full-time staff as the new social enterprises manager. Vetter, a native of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, has returned to her hometown to join the CRYP team. As social enterprises manager, Vetter will be responsible for the nonprofit youth project’s farm-to-table Keya (Turtle)… Continue Reading

CRYP is Accepting Applications for Summer Teen Internships Through May 27

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that it will be accepting applications for its summer teen internship programs through Friday, May 27. Internship opportunities include wellness, social enterprise and sustainable agriculture; CRYP is offering three 80-hour internships during the summer season, with each session running approximately two to three weeks. During their internships, participating… Continue Reading

Leading Lady Farmers Market Continues Successful Season, Introduces “Veggie of the Week!”

Now in its second season, CRYP’s Leading Lady Farmers Market has reached new heights — and continues to grow. To date, the market has raised more than $1,000 to support CRYP programming and services, it has educated 15 teen interns, and it’s giving participating community members a valuable revenue stream of their own. And more… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches Canning Classes and “Tech Week” Special Programming

Throughout its 25-year history, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has worked hard to provide new, innovative programming to meet the needs of its youth and their families. This month, the not-for-profit youth organization offered two exciting additions to its lineup of programs and services: canning classes, which are open to the community; and technology workshops… Continue Reading

Leading Lady Farmers Market Attracts Community Vendors & Youth Participants

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum,” writes author Michael Pollan in The Omnivore’s Dilemma, “and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to… Continue Reading

“Leading Lady Farmers Market” opens in Eagle Butte on Friday, July 5

Youth Project Seeks Community Vendors for Market & Additional Funding to Support Purchase of Wood-Chipper and New Lawn Mowers For several summers, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, has hosted a small weekly farmers market to sell fresh produce and canned goods from its 2-acre Winyan Toka Win garden. This year,… Continue Reading

CRYP and SDSU Extension Office to Host Saturday Canning Classes in Eagle Butte on July 9 and July 16

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that the canning classes it is hosting in conjunction with the South Dakota State University Extension Office and its representative, Marcella Gilbert, have been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 16. Originally they were scheduled for Wednesday, June 26 and Tuesday, July 2. The canning… Continue Reading

Former volunteer joins staff as garden coordinator, thanks to NWAF grant

This summer is a big one for us. Thanks to a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation and a nationwide grassroots fundraising campaign, our nearly 25-year-old nonprofit has been able to undertake a major expansion of sustainable agriculture initiatives. NWAF supports efforts across eight states to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable prosperity, focusing on organizations… Continue Reading



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