Social Enterprise Café Builds Life Skills of Reservation Youth

Indian Country Today

To the residents of the Cheyenne River Reservation, the newly-opened Keya Café & Coffee Shop in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, is a great place to pick up a cup of coffee and a pastry in the morning. But behind the scenes, this small business is working on a much broader scope by addressing such issues as the environment, job creation, diabetes, and youth life skills...

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ICTMN Staff. "Social Enterprise Café Builds Life Skills of Reservation Youth." Indian Country Today. August 15, 2014. Article. (, accessed November 12, 2023)

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