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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Contributions sought for Cokata Wiconi’s History Wall

Progress continues on the ambitious History Wall, taking shape in the main corridor of the Cokata Wiconi Teen Center. Curator Ben Cranham reports that more than than 100 of the 140 photos, maps and pieces of commentary have been completed for the project, which runs chronologically along the corridor’s northern wall, from its eastern end to its western end near reception.

The History Wall is designed to be a permanent exhibition of documents, photographs and other materials that tell the history of the four bands of Lakota who comprise the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. The wall’s timeline will start circa 1500, before the Lakota made their home along the Cheyenne River, and trace the four bands’ major events and personal stories through more than 500 years until the present day.

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Paid internships available, courtesy of Christian Relief Services

We’re happy to announce six paid internship positions available in the areas of mental health, the arts, wellness, literacy, sustainable systems and social enterprises. These internships are part of an exciting new program – funded by Christian Relief Services Charities – that gives community members the opportunity to develop on-thejob skills and receive valuable training while they work with CRYP’s dedicated team to create effective and inspiring youth and teen programs.

“We’re understandably excited about providing this experience,” said Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “We’re also eager to use this program as a way to get the community involved in providing solutions to our youth project’s short- and long-term needs.

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Teen center readies for College Nights

As April approaches, we’re getting ready to welcome the final Alternative Spring Break university groups of the 2008 season — and preparing for the final three College Night events scheduled at the Cokata Wiconi teen center.

The final 2008 College Nights will be:
Northwestern Medical School, March 29-April 6
College Night: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 2

University of Michigan, May 4-19
College Night: 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 7

Gannon University, May 12-18
College Night: 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 14

College Night provides middle- and high-school children and their families the opportunity to interact with visiting college students; ask questions about the college application processes, degree programs, financial aid, social life and any other issues that concern them; and take-home literature from the visiting universities.

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Dresses, accessories needed for Passion for Fashion

For countless high-school students around the country, March means much more than the coming of spring. It means shopping for evening gowns, renting tuxedos, finding accessories and enjoying the mounting excitement that precedes what will be one of a teenager’s most treasured experiences: the prom.

For the Cheyenne River Youth Project in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, March means gearing up for Passion for Fashion. This annual program, created in 2001, provides support for teens on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation who may not have the
financial means to purchase such prom essentials as formal wear, jewelry and makeup.

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