Archive for February, 2004

Tribe ponders alcohol sales at Pine Ridge

Monday, February 16th, 2004

Published Monday February 16, 2004

Council will consider sending issue of legalizing alcohol sales to a vote, but many residents already are opposed.

WOUNDED KNEE — Ed Iron Cloud III doesn’t see his tribe surviving a future with legalized alcohol.

Fighting the legalization of alcohol on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is a battle he is willing to fight because he says all the reservation really has is the future.

This week, the Oglala Sioux Tribal Council, meeting at Wounded Knee, is scheduled to decide whether to authorize a referendum that would ask residents to vote on allowing the sale of alcohol on the reservation. (more…)