Cheyenne River Youth Project Receives $10,000 Grant

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant to Cheyenne River Youth Project. “Our relationship with the South Dakota Community Foundation goes back many years, and it’s always been one of mutual respect and friendship,” said Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “They’ve supported us in every aspect of what we do, from building and maintaining […]

$10,000 grant received by CRST Prairie Management for Black Footed Ferret Recovery Project

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Prairie Management Program has received a $10,000 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the Prairie Management Program’s Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Project by providing funds that will be used to provide incentive(s) to continue with recovery activities demonstrating  Lakota environmental traditions. The Tribe has been […]

Dupree School caught in the crossfire of custody dispute; incident leads to tighter school security & questions of tribal jurisdication

April 5 marked a significant event in the lives of one CRST family and the Dupree School District when a student was taken from the school by a then unidentified adult. The child’s biological mother, Ashley Preston, of Sheridan, Wyoming, said that she arrived in Dupree the morning of April 5 and scoped out the school routine before devising a […]

Stand up for something or you’ll fall for anything

The continuing presence of winter attributes in our case ‘snow’ and the lack of spring temperatures have a few locals rasping as they say in ‘some kind of way’ but undoubtedly those warmer days will be coming at some point. Lost in translation is the fact that the latter months of 2017 were kind of dry as I recall bordering […]

Tribal Ventures challenge to eradicate poverty on Cheyenne River Tribal Ventures challenge to eradicate poverty on Cheyenne River: A study short lived or short sighted?


What happened to the study of Tribal Ventures – Cheyenne River VOICES – Our survey, Our voice, Our way? The purpose of the multi-million dollar, multi-year study was to be the beginning of working towards a community effort of reducing generational poverty on our reservation. The partnership investment share was approximately 90 percent by the Northwest Area Foundation and 10 […]

Treaty Riders commemorate 150th anniversary of treaty signing


      1868 Ft. Laramie Treaty commemoration riders from Cheyenne River have been traversing on horseback to Wyoming since leaving Green Grass on April 14th. The riders are scheduled to arrive in Ft. Laramie, WY at the end of this week. Cheyenne River set up two 45-foot tipi’s at the Fort Laramie camp and many people from CRST plan […]



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