Archive for April, 2009

Film aims to turn up heat on Whiteclay

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Town’s beer stores ‘export … misery to Pine Ridge’

Published Thursday April 23, 2009
BY JEFF MARTIN • jemartin@argusleader.com
SIOUX FALLS ARGUS LEADER

A documentary coming to Sioux Falls next week chronicles a situation one Nebraskan describes as “genocide” that continues today on the South Dakota-Nebraska border.

“The Battle for Whiteclay” aims to depict how alcohol has ravaged Pine Ridge families for generations and – eventually – to shutter four Nebraska businesses that sell huge amounts of beer to reservation residents.

The film will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Black Sheep Coffee House, 1007 W. 11th St. (more…)

South Dakota ANSWER Film Series to screen The Battle for Whiteclay

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

South Dakota ANSWER Film Series
The Battle for Whiteclay

Tuesday, April 28 – 6:00PM
Black Sheep Coffee House
1007 W. 11th Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (more…)

Western Nebraska Community College to host screenings of The Battle for Whiteclay

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Mindy Burbach 308.635.6081

SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebr., <April 08, 2009> – Western Nebraska Community College announces they will host a screening of “The Battle for Whiteclay” and Q and A session with filmmakers on all three of its campuses next week. (more…)

College will show film on Whiteclay after all

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Published Wednesday April 8, 2009
BY LESLIE REED
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN — Western Nebraska Community College officials have reversed a decision to cancel the screening of a documentary film about Whiteclay, the Nebraska border town that supplies beer to residents of South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

College sets times for Whiteclay film screenings

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Published Wednesday April 08, 2009
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

A western Nebraska college on Wednesday set dates and times for free screenings of a film about alcohol sales in Whiteclay. (more…)

Nebraska filmmaker raises issue with screening plans

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Published Tuesday April 7, 2009
BY JEAN ORTIZ / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
SIOUX FALLS ARGUS LEADER

OMAHA, Neb. – A documentary filmmaker said Tuesday he was facing another roadblock in an effort to bring light to the troubles tied to beer sales to American Indians in the northwest Nebraska village of Whiteclay.

Mark Vasina, director and producer of “The Battle for Whiteclay”, said Western Nebraska Community College canceled three screenings of the film next week, citing state accountability and disclosure rules. (more…)