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CRYP Receives $25K Grant from First Nations Development Institute

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has received a $25,000 Native Agriculture & Food Systems Grant from the Longmont, Colorado-based First Nations Development Institute. These funds will allow the nearly 27-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization to continue developing its Winyan Toka Win (“Leading Lady”) micro farm operation. CRYP is one of nine tribes and Native American organizations… Continue Reading

Keya Cafe Will Begin Serving Lunch in May

For the last two months, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has welcomed the public to its Keya Cafe in the Cokata Wiconi teen center for hot breakfast, homemade baked goods and specialty coffees. Now, the 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization is preparing to take the cafe, whose name means “turtle” in the Lakota language, to the… Continue Reading

CRYP and Mni to Host “Clean Water Campaign Dinner” on April 3

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will welcome Candace and Karen Ducheneaux of the Mni organization to its Cokata Wiconi teen center on East Lincoln Street for a “Clean Water Campaign Dinner” in the Keya Cafe. The dinner is open free to the public. Mni is a grassroots, not-for-profit,… Continue Reading

Free Community Gardening Classes are a Success!

On Tuesday, October 22, and Thursday, October 24, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® and the Intertribal Agriculture Council joined forces to offer two free classes for the Cheyenne River community: Modern Gardening Basics, and Advanced Gardening / Farming. Steven Bond, an ethnobotanist and technical assistance specialist for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, was on hand to… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomed 166 People to First-Ever “Harvest Festival”

CRYP welcomed 166 members of the community to the Cokata Wiconi teen center on Wednesday, October 9, for its first-ever Harvest Festival. This special celebration was the first in a series of 12 monthly events to commemorate the grassroots, not-for-profit youth organization’s 25th anniversary. The evening’s festivities included a formal dedication of the Morgan Yellowhead… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Two Free Community Gardening Classes on Oct. 22 & 24

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, and Thursday, October 24, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will be offering two exciting classes for the Cheyenne River community: Modern Gardening Basics, and Advanced Gardening / Farming. Steven Bond, a technical assistance specialist for the Intertribal Agriculture Council, will be teaching both classes; they are… Continue Reading

CRYP Welcomes Ryan Devlin, Sustainable Agriculture Manager

CRYP is excited to announce that Ryan Devlin joined its full-time staff in late September. Devlin will serve as the organization’s sustainable agriculture manager. In his new role, Devlin will be responsible for preparation, planting, maintenance and harvesting of the Winyan Toka Win garden; maintaining CRYP grounds, the garden shed and all equipment; directing and… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches 25th Anniversary Celebration with “Harvest Festival” on October 9

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® is officially kicking off its 25th anniversary celebration with its first-ever Harvest Festival on Wednesday, October 9. The festival starts at 5 p.m. at the Cokata Wiconi teen center, and it’s open free to the public. Online Cash Advances Lenders The evening’s festivities will include a “Harvest Feast” community feed,… Continue Reading

CRYP to Host Rummage & Lunch Sale, Farmers Market, Midnight Basketball During Fair Weekend

It’s late August, and that means more than back-to-school time on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River reservation. It’s time for the fair! Each year on Labor Day weekend, Cheyenne River residents and visitors congregate in Eagle Butte for the annual Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair, Rodeo & Powwow. This year’s massive, community-wide celebration is scheduled for… 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

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