News Release

Cheyenne River Youth Project

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 7th annual RedCan invitational graffiti jam officially kicks off tomorrow, July 7. After the 9 a.m. drum song and blessing, the 12 guest artists will begin painting at their massive mural site on the east side of Eagle Butte’s Main Street; and, at 11 a.m., the first of many youth art activities will begin.

The artists:

East, Biafra Inc., Wundr, Ryoe, Cyfi, Hoka, Scribe, 179, Lawst, Lucid, Tsel, and Therd.

Special guests:

Acclaimed Minneapolis-based hoop dancers and storytellers Lumhe and Samsoche Sampson, better known as the Sampson Brothers; local drum group Wakinyan Maza; DJ Micah Prairie Chicken; and Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Lakota Dance Exhibition.

Wednesday, July 7

  • All day: Mural painting at apartment complex on Main Street, Eagle Butte
  • 11 a.m., 2 p.m.: Pollination Station - bee houses and baths at the 7th Generation Cinema (ages 4-12)
  • 11 a.m.: Spray Chalk Painting in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (teens)
  • 2 p.m.: Making Play-Doh in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (ages 4-12)
  •  2 p.m.: Skateboard Painting in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (teens)
  • 4 p.m.: Sports Field Day in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (ages 4-12)

Thursday, July 8

  • All day: Mural painting at apartment complex on Main Street, Eagle Butte
  • 11 a.m.: Washer Necklaces at the 7th Generation Cinema (ages 4-12)
  • 11 a.m.: Spray Chalk Painting in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (teens)
  • 2 p.m.: Moon Sand in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (ages 4-12)
  • 2 p.m.: Acrylic Muralism with Rolling Rez Arts in the Cokata Wiconi teen center (teens)
  • 4 p.m.: Relay Field Day in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (ages 4-12)

Friday, July 9

  • All day: Mural painting in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park
  • 11 a.m.: Tissue Paper Art in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (ages 4-12)
  • 11 a.m.: Rock Sculptures at the 7th Generation Cinema (ages 4-12)
  • 11 a.m.: Spray Chalk Painting in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (teens)
  • 12 p.m.: Youth Arts Center groundbreaking ceremony and refreshments in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park
  • 2 p.m.: Lakota Dance Exhibition in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art park (open free to the public)
  • 2 p.m.: Sidewalk Chalk at the 7th Generation Cinema (ages 4-12)
  • 2 p.m.: Travel Tic-Tac-Toe in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (ages 4-12)
  • 2 p.m.: Hoop Dancing Workshop in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (teens)
  • 4 p.m.: Field Day Stations in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (ages 4-12)
  • 5:30 p.m. Community meal in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (open free to the public)

Saturday, July 10

  • All day: Mural painting in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park
  • 11 a.m., 2 p.m.: Sharpie Trivets Faux Stained Glass at the 7th Generation Cinema (ages 4-12)
  • 11 a.m.: Spray Chalk Painting in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (teens)
  • 2 p.m.: Lakota Dance Exhibition in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (open free to the public)
  • 2 p.m.: Keepsake Origami Boxes in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (ages 4-12)
  • 2 p.m.: Color Run in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (teens)
  • 4 p.m.: Water Field Day in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park (ages 4-12)
  • 7 p.m.: Sampson Bros. performance on the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park stage (open free to the public)

To learn more about the Cheyenne River Youth Project and its programs, and for information about making donations and volunteering, call (605) 964-8200 or visit www.lakotayouth.org. And, to stay up to date on the latest Cheyenne River Youth Project news and events, follow the youth project on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

About Cheyenne River Youth Project

The Cheyenne River Youth Project, founded in 1988, is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future through a wide variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects and facilities that ensure strong, self-sufficient families and communities.

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