Archive for June, 2007

Tribal police break up alcohol blockade

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Published June 29, 2007
BY KATIE BROWN
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

WHITECLAY, Neb. — At least four activists were arrested Thursday during a struggle between Oglala Sioux Tribal police and protestors attempting to set up a blockade to keep people from bringing alcohol from Whiteclay, Neb., into Pine Ridge Village.

Both sides started out Thursday with what they said was a common goal of keeping alcohol off the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where it has long been illegal. (more…)

Tribal police break up attempted beer blockade, arrest three [sic]

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Published Thursday June 28, 2007
BY CARSON WALKER
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Tribal police Thursday shut down a volunteer blockade aimed at keeping beer out of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcoholism is rampant, and arrested three organizers who refused to leave [sic; actual number arrested was six]. (more…)

Oglala activists plan alcohol blockade at Whiteclay

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Organizers hope to last through the weekend
Published June 27, 2007
BY HEIDI BELL GEASE
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

A group of Oglala Lakota activists plans to stop cars traveling north from Whiteclay, Neb., Thursday, in hopes of preventing people from bringing alcohol onto Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The Strong Heart Civil Rights Movement of the Teton Oglala Cante Tenza say they have the blessing of the Black Hills Treaty Council, headed by traditional Chief Oliver Red Cloud. (more…)