Archive for July, 2009

Reservation searched for Whiteclay shooter

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Published Tuesday July 28, 2009

WHITECLAY – Federal authorities were searching the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for a person of interest in connection with a shooting ouside a bar in Whiteclay. (more…)

Dry zone sought near Pine Ridge

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

Published Saturday July 25, 2009

LINCOLN — A former South Dakota senator is urging President Barack Obama to rescind a 104-year-old executive order that allows alcoholic beverage sales to Native Americans in the reservation border town of Whiteclay, Neb. (more…)

Minnechaduza Foundation to host Whiteclay film and speakers in Valentine, Neb.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The Minnechaduza Foundation is hosting two  meetings featuring several films on Thursday nights in Valentine:
-  July 23: The Battle for Whiteclay, with guests Mark Vasina (filmmaker) and Frank LaMere (Native activist)
-  July 30:  net’s Your Kids Are Drinking plus Think B4U Wink
Screenings will begin at 6:30pm at the Yucca Dune building at 1st and Hall in Valentine, Neb.

For further information contact Clifford J. Petersen, Prevention Coordinator, The Minnechaduza Foundation
voice/fax: (402) 376-8027      cell: (402) 322-1199

A “Historic Failure”: American Indian health care suffers

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Published Monday July 20, 2009

The president’s 2010 budget for the Indian Health Service, the organization that provides federal health services to American Indians, tops $4 billion. This includes an increase of $454 million. But Kathleen Sebelius, head of the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the IHS, said in a June interview that that’s not enough to provide the agency with what it needs. This was after she called our efforts in American Indian healthcare a “historic failure.” (more…)

Evil Spirits

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Published Wednesday July 15, 2009



SIOUX FALLS, S.D. SINCE taking office, President Obama has overturned several of George W. Bush’s executive orders. I would like to recommend he also overturn one of Theodore Roosevelt’s. (more…)

8th Person Guilty Of Selling Drugs On Pine Ridge

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Published July 9, 2009 Television

Federal jurors in Rapid City found a 48-year-old Whiteclay, Nebraska, man guilty of selling drugs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation – the eighth person convicted in the case. (more…)

Activists praise Whiteclay alcohol checkpoint (with audio)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Published Wednesday July 1, 2009
KQSK 97.5 FM (Double Q Country Radio) / Chadron, Neb.

The anti-alcohol activists who organized today’s alcohol blockade at the Nebraska-South Dakota state line north of Whiteclay think it may have renewed efforts to halt alcohol sales in the unicorporated border community.

Officially an alcohol checkpoint, the blockade saw members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety spend several hours checking vehicles coming onto the Pine Ridge Reservation from Whiteclay for alcohol.

(click to listen/download audio) (more…)