Archive for October, 2009

Whiteclay film heads to Big Apple

Monday, October 19th, 2009

Published Monday October 19, 2009

Kerrey’s New School to hold screening

A film detailing the controversial practice of selling alcohol in Whiteclay, Neb. – just across the border from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota – will be getting a special New York showcase, courtesy of former Sen. Bob Kerrey. (more…)

History has lessons for those tackling the Whiteclay issue

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Published Wednesday October 14, 2009
A View From a Washichu

Once again, the Nebraska Unicameral is taking a look at the Whiteclay issue.

It was announced that they are going to “study” the tiny hamlet that is located just south of the town of Pine Ridge, S.D., which sells millions of cans of beer per year to the “dry” reservation.

In case they miss it, let me remind Nebraska lawmakers of the role of their predecessors in the evolution of the town from what it was in the early part of the 20th Century, a small town doing business with the residents of Pine Ridge, to what it is today — the so-called “Little Skid Row on the Prairie.” (more…)

Bomb damage

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Published Wednesday October 7, 2009

PINE RIDGE RESERVATION — In terms of social devastation, it’s not an exaggeration to say that a bomb has exploded, figuratively, in the Pine Ridge Reservation. (more…)

Working to fight alcoholism

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Published Sunday October 4, 2009
THE PUBLIC PULSE (Letters to the Editor)

As a resident of Sheridan County, which includes Whiteclay, Neb., I would like to see something done about the alcohol sales. (more…)

Alcohol abuse solutions must be pursued in Whiteclay

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Published Thursday October 1, 2009

When you hear that a town with a population of only 14 sells around 12,500 cans of beer every day, like Whiteclay, Neb., does, you probably wonder what the hell is going on. There can only be a few possible explanations. The town could either be close to a college campus or a large colony of drunken leprechauns.

But neither is the case for Whiteclay, which sits approximately two miles away from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, home of the Oglala Lakota Sioux nation. (more…)

Whiteclay needs creative thinking

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Published Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It is encouraging that the Nebraska Legislature is willing to continue exploring the tragic circumstances that prevail along the South Dakota border, where beer bought at the village of Whiteclay, Neb., continues to corrode lives on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)