On May 25, seven Native youth and several program staff from the Cheyenne River Youth Project (CRYP) visited the Center for Native America Youth in Washington, DC. CRYP is a nonprofit organization located in Eagle Butte, South Dakota and is the Center’s most recent “Highlight Program” being recognized for its tremendous work with youth and families on the Cheyenne River Reservation.
During their visit with the Center, youth and staff from the CRYP participated in a youth roundtable conversation with the Center and also learned about national efforts for Indian Country from guest organizations and programs. These guests included the Association on American Indian Affairs, Native American Political Leadership Program, National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, National Congress of American Indians, and the White House Internship Program.
*Special thanks to CRYP’s Executive Director Julie Garreau for creating this travel opportunity for her Native youth and initiating the meeting with the Center.