Cheyenne River Youth Project Executive Director Julie Garreau receives NCAIED’s prestigious Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (Apr. 12, 2019) — The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that its executive director, Julie Garreau, has received the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s prestigious Tim Wapato Public Advocate of the Year Award. Garreau accepted the award at NCAIED’s annual Indian Progress in Business gala on Tuesday, Mar. 26 in Las Vegas. Each year, […]

Neither Wolf Nor Dog film to show April 5 – April 11 in recognition of late actor & CRST member’s 100th birthday

Tuesday, April 8, 1919, Woodrow Wilson, a progressive democrat, was entering his last year as US president. Women were fighting for suffrage, race riots raged, the communist red scare was in its first wave, terrorist attacks on US soil were reported, and people flocked to the movies to see Memory Lane, directed by Srikanth.A. Meanwhile, in a tipi in Cherry […]

Cheyenne River Youth Project expands programming at its Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute

EAGLE BUTTE, SD — The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced a significant expansion in programming at its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. This expansion has added a prerequisite course and a full arts fellowship to the Waniyetu Wowapi curriculum. Starting this spring, art students will be able to take a three-week “Arts Basics” course, […]

Netflix’s Juanita — a film worth the watch — for your guilty pleasure, and its refreshing roles for Native actor Adam Beach

Director: Clark Johnson Writers: Roderick M. Spencer (screenplay), Sheila Williams (book) Stars: Alfre Woodard, Bonnie Johnson, Jordan Nia Elizabeth, Adam Beach Jaunita is now available on Netflix for your viewing and guilty pleasure. Rated TV-MA, the film is a decadent story of heroine Juanita and her journey of self-discovery and reclamation of what it means to live. Fed up with […]

Marvel’s Captain Marvel revises the original character in heroic style

Release date: March 8, 2019 (USA) Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Screenplay: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Meg LeFauve, Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn Captain Marvel, if you have not seen it yet, is an action-adventure story that satisfies even if you have not gotten sucked into the Marvel Universe. […]

Maus I and II: Autobiographical graphic novels turn comics into serious literature

Comics emerged in the late 20th century onto the big screen, and exploded into franchise epics in the 2000s. Before Marvel and DC, and Heroes on TV, there were comic writers and illustrators exploring the genre in much the same way Tom Wolfe and Truman Capote took journalism and used narrative elements to recreate the story of reported events. Comics […]

PBS Premieres: Warrior Women Indigenous heroes don’t need capes to soar

Warrior Women premiered on PBS and the World Channel on March 4 to positive reviews. The documentary features the lives of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal members and renown activists Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughters Marcella and Mabel Ann. Throughout the film, we are treated to intimate and candid conversations between mother and daughters as they sit in a circle, […]

CRST welcomes newly trained law enforcement

Several TV series explore history and space and warrant viewing on cold nights

Netflix is currently running Black Earth Rising, the story of a young woman raised with privilege and prestige by an international human rights lawyer, Eve Ahsby, living in Britain. Legal Investigator Kate Ahsby, adopted out of Rwanda during the genocide of the 1990’s, struggles with her desire to know her biological family and to reconcile the anger she feels about […]

Read Across America seeks to inspire people to take the plunge into a good book March 2

Behind the quiet façade of a reader, wars rage, loves swoon, aliens emerge from the darkness of space, and people communicate with ghosts.  This quiet wonderland is part of what inspired Read Across America, which started in 1997 as an effort to celebrate the excitement of reading. According to the National Education Association (NEA), the NEA “sponsors and spear-heads the […]

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