Archive for January, 2004

Oglala Sioux Tribe delays vote on alcohol

Thursday, January 22nd, 2004

By JOMAY STEEN / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR / January 22, 2004

PORCUPINE, S.D. – It’s still dry on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe adjourned from its regular session Thursday without voting on a proposed resolution on whether to legalize alcohol on the reservation. (more…)

Tribe may bid goodbye to dry

Thursday, January 8th, 2004

Published Thursday January 8, 2004
BY JOMAY STEEN
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

PINE RIDGE — A South Dakota tribe may gamble on a 100-proof solution.

As a possible way to keep Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s books balanced and create a thriving business sector, it may embrace the very vice that has for more than a century left its people addicted, disabled and dead.

Throughout the reservation’s 115-year history, it has been illegal for the most part to buy or sell alcohol within its boundaries.

That may change. (more…)