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“Thanks for Kids” Celebration Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19

“Thanks for Kids” Celebration Scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19

The Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual “Thanks for Kids” celebration next Monday, Nov. 19 at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). The special event is open free to the community, and this year, the nonprofit youth organization has a few extra treats for its guests. “Each year, we host a holiday-themed feast for… Continue Reading

October Hall of Fame: Madisyn DuBray

October Hall of Fame: Madisyn DuBray

Basketball is a big deal on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Lakota youth have a great passion for the sport, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that many of them first find their way into Cheyenne River Youth Project programs via our full-size Morgan Yellowhead Gymnasium at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life). One of… Continue Reading

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 Goes Eco-Friendly, Offers Important Educational Opportunities

Keya Cafe Goes Eco-Friendly, Offers Important Educational Opportunities

The Keya (Turtle) Cafe and Coffeehouse has been a mainstay of the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s social enterprise initiatives since it opened in 2011. In recent years, it also has led the charge as the nonprofit youth organization seeks to become more environmentally friendly.  In today’s Keya Cafe, customers will find biodegradable to-go boxes in… Continue Reading

August Hall of Fame: Mason Arpan

August Hall of Fame: Mason Arpan

When young children participate in their first programs or activities at the Cheyenne River Youth Project, they’re embarking on a journey that likely will continue through their teen years and into their adult lives. One child might drop into The Main for arts and crafts, another might enjoy playing in the new playground or joining… Continue Reading

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

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