Archive for May, 2009

Legislature to study situation in Whiteclay

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Published Tuesday May 19, 2009

On Monday May 18, 2009 the General Affairs Committee of the Nebraska Legislature introduced a resolution (LR199) to hold an “interim study to examine [and] review the situation in Whiteclay, Nebraska.”

Find the text copy of LR199 (in pdf format) at the Nebraska Legislature website.

Midland to host a screening of ‘The Battle for Whiteclay’

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Published Wednesday May 13, 2009

When Mark Vasina first agreed to do a documentary about the problems in Whiteclay and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, he thought he would be finished within a year.

Instead, Vasina spent five years shooting footage for the film “The Battle for Whiteclay.” (more…)

‘Battle for Whiteclay’ highlights struggle of Lakota on Pine Ridge

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Posted Tuesday May 5, 2009

Film showings document struggle for self determination

On April 28, an overflow crowd packed a coffee shop screening of “Battle for Whiteclay,” hosted by the South Dakota ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism). The film documents the struggle of the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and their allies to shut down four predatory liquor stores across the border in Whiteclay, Neb. It features Native American activists Frank LaMere, Duane Martin, Sr. and Russell Means. (more…)

Midland Lutheran to screen documentary on Whiteclay controversy

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Published Monday May 4, 2009

Midland Lutheran College will show the documentary film “The Battle for Whiteclay” Thursday, May 14, at 6 p.m. in the college’s Olson Student Center.

The screening will be followed by a question and answer period with Native American activist Frank LaMere and filmmaker Mark Vasina. (more…)

Film spotlights alcohol sales near reservation

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Published Monday May 4, 2009

A documentary chronicling alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Neb., and its effect on the nearby Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will be shown at 6 p.m. Thursday at Black Sheep Coffee House, 3720 N. Cliff Ave. (more…)

Whiteclay film to show at Neihardt Site

Monday, May 4th, 2009

CONTACT:  Nancy Gillis, John G. Neihardt State Historic Site, 402/648-3388

As part of this year’s theme of “Neihardt and 21st Century Native Realities,” the Neihardt State Historic Site is pleased to present the documentary film The Battle for Whiteclay on Friday, May 8th at 6:30 P.M. (more…)

Encore screening in Sioux Falls by South Dakota ANSWER Film Series

Friday, May 1st, 2009

South Dakota ANSWER Film Series
The Battle for Whiteclay

Thursday, May 7 – 6:00PM
Black Sheep Coffee House
3720 N. Cliff Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

We are proud to present an encore of The Battle For Whiteclay at the Benson Road and North Cliff Location of Black Sheep on Thursday May 7th! (more…)