Boycott Bud, Support Pine Ridge

January 22nd, 2013

Anheuser-Busch (“Budweiser”) sells 78% of the beer at four liquor stores in Whiteclay. Join the student-led movement to end the injustice. Demand that Anheuser-Busch: (1) end alcohol sales in Whiteclay; and (2) fund expanded alcohol rehab on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Sign the petition at whiteclayboycott.blogspot.com. Boycott Bud, Support Pine Ridge.

DVD “The Battle for Whiteclay” available from Nebraskans for Peace. Download the STUDY GUIDE.

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Beer distributor stopping Whiteclay deliveries

July 10th, 2013

By ASSOCIATED PRESS / July 10, 2013

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — A Scottsbluff beer distributor is limiting deliveries to stores in Whiteclay out of concern about the safety of drivers.

KNEB radio reports (http://bit.ly/1b0xzJm ) Jeff Scheinost, who owns High Plains Budweiser, has decided to stop delivering to Whiteclay, a tiny town that borders South Dakota and the officially dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Read the rest of this entry »

High Plains Budweiser to stop making deliveries to Whiteclay

July 10th, 2013

By KOTA Territory News / July 10, 2013

A Scottsbluff beer distributor is limiting deliveries to stores in Whiteclay out of concern about the safety of drivers.

KNEB radio reports Jeff Scheinost, who owns High Plains Budweiser, has decided to stop delivering to Whiteclay, a tiny town that borders South Dakota and the officially dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Read the rest of this entry »

Scheinost: Marked Police presence needed in Whiteclay after Monday vandalism

July 10th, 2013

By KNEB 960 Rural Radio / July 10, 2013

A Scottsbluff beer distributor says a marked police presence in Whiteclay is needed after his beer truck was vandalized this week by protestors during deliveries. The incident involving a High Plains Budweiser truck Monday is the second in the past two weeks. A Dietrich Distributing truck was vandalized and the driver was threatened at knifepoint in the first situation. [Correction: The first incident involving the Dietrich Distributing truck occurred on May 3.]

High Plains Budweiser owner Jeff Scheinost says at least six people were involved in Monday’s vandalism while his four employees, three inside and one outside, were making a delivery to the Stateline Liquor Store. Read the rest of this entry »

Broken Promises

July 10th, 2013

By BYRON L. DORGAN / NEW YORK TIMES / July 10,2013

Byron L. Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota, served in the House from 1981 to 1992 and in the Senate from 1992 to 2011. He is a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center.

WASHINGTON — WHEN I retired in 2011 after serving 30 years in Congress, there was one set of issues I knew I could not leave behind. I donated $1 million of unused campaign funds to create the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, because our country has left a trail of broken promises to American Indians.

As chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I once toured a school near an Indian reservation where I encountered a teacher who told me that when she asked a young Indian student what she wanted for Christmas, she said she wanted the electricity turned on in her house so she could study at night.

That type of story is all too familiar. I believe that American Indian children are the country’s most at-risk population. Too many live in third-world conditions. A few weeks ago, I traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. It’s hard just to get there. A two-hour drive from Rapid City brings you to Shannon County, the second poorest county in the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

Sioux president walks out of meeting with Nebraska governor

July 8th, 2013

By ASSOCIATED PRESS / RAPID CITY JOURNAL / July 8, 2013

Less than three minutes into a meeting Monday about alcohol sales in Whiteclay, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe walked out on Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman.

Tribal president Bryan Brewer said he left because he felt the governor has no intention of trying to address alcohol-related problems that stem from the Nebraska town that sells millions of cans of beer and borders South Dakota’s officially dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He also accused Heineman of greeting him with a hostile tone, an allegation the governor denied. Read the rest of this entry »

Shots Fired In Whiteclay Made From Airsoft Gun Says Nebraska State Patrol

July 8th, 2013

By JEREMY ANDERSON / KCSR (Chadron) AM 61.0 / July 8, 2013

(Chadron)- A listener tip to KCSR/KBPY news indicated that a beer distribution truck was again attacked this morning in the small town of Whiteclay where protest have been taking place regarding alcohol sales in the town that boarders the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

A phone call made to the Nebraska State Patrol gave details into this morning’s incident. According to Lt. Rogers of the Nebraska State Patrol, shots being fired were reported earlier Monday, and that a shot from an air soft gun had hit a beer distribution truck in Whiteclay. Rogers said that all deliveries were made as scheduled, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs is currently investigating the situation.

No protests were taking place at the time of the incident. Calls made to the Pine Ridge Bureau of Indian Affairs for further information have not yet been returned.

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Governor, tribal president talk for just 2 minutes

July 8th, 2013

By KEVIN ABOUREZK / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR / July 8, 2013

Not many problems can be solved in two minutes.

And that includes the situation in Whiteclay.

Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer of South Dakota and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman had planned for weeks to get together Monday morning to try to address alcohol sales in Whiteclay and alcoholism on the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

But the meeting ended after fewer than three minutes, and the governor’s office and Brewer later traded barbs over whose fault that was. Read the rest of this entry »

Meeting on Whiteclay alcohol sales ends quickly with no progress

July 8th, 2013

By JOE DUGGAN / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD / July 8, 2013

LINCOLN — The first meeting between the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Nebraska’s governor may prove to be the last.

The two leaders met Monday morning at the State Capitol to discuss the flash point issue of alcohol sales in the northwest Nebraska border town of Whiteclay. According to accounts from both sides, the meeting, scheduled for one hour, lasted just a few minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer to meet with Nebraska Governor Heineman to find solutions to end illegal alcohol sales on the border at Whiteclay

July 7th, 2013

By ALCOHOL JUSTICE / July 7, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb., July 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Alcohol Justice is reporting that Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer will hold a press conference in front of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission on Monday afternoon, July 8, 2013, to hopefully discuss new developments in stopping the illegal alcohol activity taking place in the town of Whiteclay, which borders the Pine Ridge, South Dakota Native American Reservation. Earlier that day President Brewer will be meeting with theNebraska Governor, Liquor Control Commission, and key state legislators to discuss possible solutions. Read the rest of this entry »

Oglala Sioux Tribe leader says his arrest won’t deter anti-alcohol work

June 21st, 2013

By ASSOCIATED PRESS / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD / June 21, 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota said his recent arrest during a protest against alcohol sales in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay won’t deter him from voicing his disapproval of the possibility of allowing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Read the rest of this entry »