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CRYP Offers Internships in Four Tracks This Summer

CRYP Offers Internships in Four Tracks This Summer

CRYP is offering teen internships in Native Wellness, Native Food Sovereignty (formerly Sustainable Agriculture), Indigenous Foods & Cooking, and Social Enterprise this summer. Twenty-one Lakota teens are already participating, with 13 more starting on June 11. Altogether, CRYP will host three cohorts in Native Wellness, three cohorts in Native Food Sovereignty, five cohorts in Indigenous… Continue Reading

May Hall of Fame: Oliver Miner

May Hall of Fame: Oliver Miner

This spring, five Lakota teens have been participating in “Growing Into Wowachinyepi (One Who the People Can Depend On),” a special program we designed in conjunction with the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute based on its “Champions for Change.” The program is designed to honor Cheyenne River’s youth leaders in a… 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

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

January Hall of Fame: Xander Red Horse

January Hall of Fame: Xander Red Horse

In the four-plus years since we launched our teen internship program, we’ve seen three types of participants: teens who complete one or two internships in different tracks, teens who complete all four tracks, and teens who fall in love with one particular internship and keep returning to it. Xander Red Horse falls into that last… Continue Reading

“New Year, New Teen Interns” Fundraiser Runs Through Mar. 31

After a busy holiday season, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is charging into 2018 with even more innovative opportunities for young people growing up on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. To commemorate the start of the new year and invest in one of the nonprofit organization’s most significant programs, CRYP has announced the… Continue Reading

World Premiere: Lakota in America

Click here to donate to CRYP. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, approximately 200 members of the Cheyenne River community joined the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s staff and volunteers for CRYP’s 5th annual Harvest Festival Celebration. Not only did participants enjoy a beautiful, harvest-inspired meal, they were able to attend a special sneak-peek showing of a short… Continue Reading

September Hall of Fame: Daniel & Emmanuel Semon

September Hall of Fame: Daniel & Emmanuel Semon

When CRYP launched the innovative teen internship program three years ago, we hoped that the different opportunities in sustainable agriculture, social enterprise, wellness and art would allow our young people to explore their interests and passions, develop the job and life skills that would serve them well in the years to come, and envision a… Continue Reading

Community Invited to Attend Harvest Festival Celebration & Film Premiere

Community Invited to Attend Harvest Festival Celebration & Film Premiere

The Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting its 5th annual Harvest Festival Celebration for the Cheyenne River Lakota reservation community at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The event is open free to the public and will include a couple of very special additions this year. The evening’s festivities will begin with a dinner… Continue Reading

Teen Art Interns Complete Architecture & Design Course

Teen Art Interns Complete Architecture & Design Course

On April 27-29, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® welcomed Boulder, Colorado-based Pyatt Studio to its Eagle Butte campus for a three-day, intensive “Introduction to Architecture & Design” workshop. Rob Pyatt, principal and design director, and fellow designer Walt Pourier spent three days with 13 teen art interns who currently are pursuing their arts education through… Continue Reading

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