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Current Projects

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Keya Lakota Artists Gift Shop

We have been working hard to help our Lakota Artists build successful businesses. This work will continue in the form of Educational opportunities, sharing opportunities and business learning.  The Keya Foundation will begin purchasing art pieces for our own gift shop from Lakota Artists beginning May 2019.  Please feel free to stop in and visit with Jaylynn or Cayla and check out our inventory!

The Communities That Care (CTC) Coalition uses a researched and proven to work public health prevention strategy to build protective factors in our youths' lives, while also decreasing risk factors. We are a community led coalition that operates within the Keya Foundation located in Eagle Butte SD. Our members are parents, health care providers, educators, policy makers, youth organizations, and more who work hard to bring the best opportunities, skills building, and recognition to our youth in Eagle Butte! Visit our tab above to check out our website or contact us to volunteer!

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Eating Like Our Ancestors

The purpose of this study is to collect Cheyenne River elder’s traditional recipes, and stories for creation of a toolkit that will increase knowledge and consumption of traditional recipes in all ages. This toolkit creation will be paired with art presentations and activities with elders in hopes to lower any feelings of depressive symptoms. This study is expected to start soon in partnership with the Medicine Wheel Village residents.

The Keya Foundation radio interviews with Missouri Breaks on Eating Like Our Ancestors Pro
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Produce Prescription Program

The purpose of the study is to increase access and availability of healthy foods (by providing vouchers to purchase healthy foods) and see if use of the vouchers reduces diet-related chronic illnesses. Eligible participants must be referred by a health care provider for being at risk for or have been diagnosed with a diet- related chronic illness (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease), living with at least one child who is currently in grades kindergarten through eighth grade (Ages 5-14), and report limited income and/or use of SNAP or commodity foods program. This study is anticipated to start before the end December 2023.

CRST Community Exposures to Metals in The Air 

The purpose of this study is to generate current outdoor air pollution information for the CRST communities. We will partner with a select number of Oglala Lakota College students who will collect samples, and learn to analyze and report them by our partners at New York University, and the University of New Mexico.

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