The Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts Institute

Cheyenne River Youth Project

Funding Received: 2016
Eagle Butte, SD
Funding Period: 3 years and 5 months

The Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) manages two youth centers on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation that have underutilized art space as well as a new graffiti art park. CRYP will expand its arts programming and make optimal use of its spaces by creating a Lakota Youth Arts Institute. Classes taught by local and regional Native and non-Native artists will include fine art, Lakota art, graffiti art, media and performance art, among others including artist entrepreneurship.  The Lakota Youth Arts Institute is an investment in the future of the Cheyenne River youth and community by ensuring they have consistent access to the education and training that will deepen and strengthen their connection to Lakota art and culture, the community’s greatest asset


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Jan 21, 2017
A nonprofit that for almost three decades has provided youth programs on South Dakota's Cheyenne River Indian Reservation is establishing a formal arts institute this... Read More