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RedCan 2018: Frank Waln, Mylo Smith Jr., Dances With Words & More!

RedCan 2018: Frank Waln, Mylo Smith Jr., Dances With Words & More!

In just 10 days, the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte will once again host its annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam, a three-day celebration of art and culture. This innovative event, the first and only graffiti jam in Indian Country, will incorporate mural painting by guest and local artists, live music and comedy from… Continue Reading

Nearly 600 Community Members Attend CRYP’s Spring Performing Art Series

Nearly 600 Community Members Attend CRYP’s Spring Performing Art Series

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Spring Performing Art Series came to a close on May 25, when it welcomed Prolific the Rapper, Gunner Jules and Let It Bee and a crowd of nearly 150 people to its free, public Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park for a special community concert. A total of nearly 600… Continue Reading

Summer Midnight Basketball Kicks Off with Special Event, Concerts on May 25

Summer Midnight Basketball Kicks Off with Special Event, Concerts on May 25

On Friday, May 25, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will officially kick off its summer 2018 Midnight Basketball season—and bring its spring Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Arts Series to a close—with an eagerly anticipated celebration at its Eagle Butte campus. This special event also will include an honoring for 2018 high school graduates, and… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Welcome Mylo Smith Jr. & Nataanii Means for Ina’s Day Celebration

CRYP Will Welcome Mylo Smith Jr. & Nataanii Means for Ina’s Day Celebration

As part of its ongoing Waniyetu Wowapi Performing Art Series this spring, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is preparing to welcome Mylo Smith Jr. and Nataanii Means to its Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park on Sunday, May 13. This special Mother’s Day performance is scheduled for 12-4 p.m. and is open free to the public. Smith… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host CRST Head Start Powwow in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park on May 3

CRYP Will Host CRST Head Start Powwow in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park on May 3

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has been humming with community activity every Wednesday and Saturday, as local preschoolers and their families put together handmade ribbon skirts and shirts for the upcoming Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Head Start Powwow. This year, the nonprofit youth organization will be hosting the annual powwow in its free, public Waniyetu… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches Waniyetu Wowapi Performing Art Series

CRYP Launches Waniyetu Wowapi Performing Art Series

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that it officially launched its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Performing Art Series on Saturday, Apr. 7 and will host regularly scheduled events through the end of May. The family-friendly series, made possible with funding from NEA Art Works, will incorporate popular films, live performances, a youth wacipi and… Continue Reading

RESCHEDULED: “Open Mic Night” in the Art Park Will Take Place Friday, Sept. 22

RESCHEDULED: “Open Mic Night” in the Art Park Will Take Place Friday, Sept. 22

CRYP and the Sacred Heart Center in Eagle Butte will be co-hosting a special Open Mic Night for community members of all ages at 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 in CRYP’s free, public Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park. The evening’s festivities will include open mic performances starting at 5 p.m., a chili and… Continue Reading

CRYP Unveils 2017 RedCan Documentary, Announces 2018 Dates

CRYP Unveils 2017 RedCan Documentary, Announces 2018 Dates

In conjunction with releasing its 2017 RedCan mini-documentary (see it now on YouTube!), CRYP also has just announced the dates for its 2018 RedCan graffiti jam. The fourth annual event will take place on June 27-July 1, 2018, with painting scheduled at various sites in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park and around the… Continue Reading

July Hall of Fame: Jason White Horse

July Hall of Fame: Jason White Horse

Cheyenne River’s young people immersed themselves in art during CRYP’s RedCan invitational graffiti jam this year. From the First Peoples’ Fund’s Rolling Rez Arts activities to the many ready-and-waiting walls in the Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park, teens and littles alike expressed themselves creatively and energetically. CRYP’s art interns were busy too. With the… Continue Reading

RedCan Wins Americans for the Arts’ 2017 Robert E. Gard Award

RedCan Wins Americans for the Arts’ 2017 Robert E. Gard Award

This month, Americans for the Arts awarded its 2017 Robert E. Gard award to the Cheyenne River Youth Project® for its annual RedCan graffiti jam. CRYP was one of just 10 finalists for the esteemed award, which celebrates exemplary work at the intersection of the arts and community life. “We’re deeply honored that Americans for… Continue Reading

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