Archive for June, 2008

Blockade near Whiteclay takes aim at alcohol

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Published Saturday Jun 28, 2008
BY LISA MUNGER
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Three men wearing yellow safety vests and holding red flags stopped vehicles as they traveled north from Whiteclay on Saturday afternoon.

They were part of a blockade set up to stop alcohol from getting into the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

The men, members of the Strong Heart Civil Rights movement based in Pine Ridge and of Nebraskans for Peace, asked motorists in the cars they stopped if they had alcohol. Pine Ridge Tribal police stationed down the road confiscated alcohol taken onto the reservation and issued citations to violators. (more…)

Whiteclay documentary debuts Wednesday

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Published Wednesday June 25, 2008
BY JOHN QUINLAN
SIOUX CITY JOURNAL

The controversy over the sale of alcohol in Whiteclay to Oglala Sioux tribal members is the subject of a new documentary film, “The Battle for Whiteclay.”

The film will premiere Wednesday night at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa. (more…)

Bruce Miller reviews The Battle for Whiteclay

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Published Wednesday June 25th, 2008
BY BRUCE MILLER
SIOUX CITY JOURNAL ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR
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I saw the premiere of “The Battle for Whiteclay” at the Orpheum Theatre Wednesday night and wondered why it wasn’t snapped up as the centerpiece for Tolerance Week. The documentary — about the Native American battle to close four liquor stores in Whiteclay, Neb. — is just ripe for such a showcase.

The film, which features local activist Frank La Mere (who’s a compelling speaker in just about every venue), should be acquired for one of PBS’ many documentary series. It has inherent drama and a fascinating storyline. (more…)

‘Battle for Whiteclay’ premieres in Sioux City

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Published Sunday June 22, 2008
BY JOHN QUINLAN
SIOUX CITY JOURNAL

The ongoing controversy surrounding the western Nebraska village of Whiteclay, population 14, is the subject of a documentary film, “The Battle for Whiteclay,” which will make its world premiere at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City. (more…)

Fran Kaye reviews The Battle for Whiteclay

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

June 2008
BY FRAN KAYE
PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN

The day after I received my review copy of The Battle for Whiteclay, my brother told me that our friend Jamie Yellow Horse was dead. Funny, irrepressible Jamie, who a year ago had stood with us outside the governor’s mansion to protest against the scheduled execution of Carey Dean Moore. Jamie, who always insisted on tuning the car radio away from my sacred NPR to Country-Western. Jamie, who moved back to Pine Ridge last fall, concerned that he would not survive another winter on the streets of Lincoln. Jamie Yellow Horse, who survived the winter but not the spring, drinking on the streets of Whiteclay. (more…)