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Enter to Win an Authentic Lakota Star Quilt & Support the Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive

Enter to Win an Authentic Lakota Star Quilt & Support the Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced the launch of its annual star quilt raffle, which will help support the nonprofit youth organization’s annual Wo Otúh’an Wi Toy Drive on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. The toy drive, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, serves more than 1,700 children in 20… Continue Reading

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

On Labor Day weekend, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially graduated 11 Lakota teens from its summer arts internship program. This is a record-breaking number for the nonprofit youth organization, which began offering teen internships in 2013.  “Normally, we see five or six kids complete the full arts internship track,” said Jerica Widow, CRYP’s youth… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Three New Lakota Culture Camps This Spring

CRYP Will Host Three New Lakota Culture Camps This Spring

This spring, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host three 15-hour Lakota Culture Camps through its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Open to youth ages 13-18, the camps are made possible through grants from NEA ArtWorks, ArtPlace America, South Dakota Arts Council and TECA. CRYP’s Lakota Culture Camps gave… Continue Reading

45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

45 Teens Complete Five Lakota Culture Camps This Fall

This October and November, the Cheyenne River Youth Project hosted five 15-hour Lakota Culture Camps through its new Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Forty-five 13- to 18-year-olds completed the camps, which were made possible through grants from NEA ArtWorks, ArtPlace America, South Dakota Arts Council and TECA. The camps gave… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

CRYP Will Host Six Lakota Culture Camps in October & November

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host six Lakota Culture Camps at its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center. Scheduled for October and November, the 15-hour camps were made possible by a NEA ArtWorks grant for folk and traditional arts, and the ArtPlace America Creative Placemaking Fund. The six camps are part… Continue Reading

CRYP Announces Initial Roster of Guest Artists for 2018 RedCan

CRYP Announces Initial Roster of Guest Artists for 2018 RedCan

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that seven popular guest artists will be returning to Eagle Butte this summer for the award-winning RedCan invitational graffiti jam, and it expects to sign additional artists in the coming weeks. To date, East from Denver; Scribe from Kansas City, Missouri; Biafra, Wundr and Cyfi from the Twin… 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

NEA Grant Will Support 2018 RedCan Event on June 28-30, 2018

NEA Grant Will Support 2018 RedCan Event on June 28-30, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for this fiscal year, and included in this announcement is a Challenge America grant of $10,000 to the Cheyenne River Youth Project. The funding will support CRYP’s 2018 RedCan invitational… Continue Reading

October Is “Lakol Wichohan Wi” at CRYP, a Celebration of Lakota Traditions, Culture and Spirituality

October Is “Lakol Wichohan Wi” at CRYP, a Celebration of Lakota Traditions, Culture and Spirituality

October is Lakol Wichohan Wi, or the Month of Lakota Traditions and Culture, at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte. To commemorate the monthly theme, as well as Native American Day on Oct. 9, the nonprofit youth organization has hosted a variety of classes in traditional Lakota arts, culture, tradition and spirituality. At… Continue Reading

September is Wakagapi Wi, the Month of Creativity!

September is Wakagapi Wi, the Month of Creativity!

September is Wakagapi Wi, or the Month of Creativity, at the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte. To commemorate the occasion, the nonprofit youth organization is hosting a variety of art classes for young people ages 13-18 at its Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center. The classes include mixed media art, ribbon-skirt making,… Continue Reading

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