Many say residents should decide
Published May 18, 2007
BY HEIDI BELL GEASE
RAPID CITY JOURNAL
The federal prosecution of three accused bootleggers has renewed a debate over whether alcohol should be legalized on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
In a nutshell, the issue comes down to whether the tribe should stand by its alcohol ban as a matter of principle or take a practical approach and benefit from the money residents now spend buying alcohol off the reservation. (more…)