Archive for November, 2009

Omaha, Lincoln youth take up Whiteclay cause

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Published Wednesday November 25, 2009
A View From a Washichu

LINCOLN, Nebr. — In the state of Nebraska, if you can get anyone to show up to an author’s lecture while the Cornhuskers are playing a football game, it’s a small miracle.

But on a football Saturday two weeks ago, about 25 to 30 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus came to hear me speak about Whiteclay, Nebr., the hamlet on the Pine Ridge-Nebraska border that sells millions of cans of beer and malt liquor to the dry reservation every year. (more…)

Whiteclay discussions continue during Native American Heritage Month

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Published Friday November 20, 2009
THE GATEWAY (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

Mark Vasina with Nebraskans for Peace hosted a discussion over the issue at Whiteclay, Neb., on Tuesday at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service building.

Nebraskans for Peace, along with Creighton Prep High School, came to UNO as part of the series of events for Native American Heritage Month. (more…)

Film opens eyes about Whiteclay

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Published Thursday November 19, 2009

Fremonter Eric Castillo had limited knowledge about the events in Whiteclay before Wednesday night.

After attending a screening of the movie “The Battle for Whiteclay” at Fremont High School, Castillo came away with much more insight. (more…)

Bylas STEPP to host Whiteclay film

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Published Wednesday November 18, 2009
Apache Moccasin

San Carlos, AZ — The Bylas STEPP Coalition would like to invite community members and local departments to a showing of the documentary film, The Battle for Whiteclay, on Thursday, November 19 at 12:00 p.m. (more…)

Battle for Whiteclay rages at UNO

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Published Friday November 13, 2009
THE GATEWAY (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

About 60 people assembled in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room at noon on Tuesday to discuss an issue that has been weighing heavily on the minds of Native Americans and their advocates in Nebraska.

Taylor Keen of Creighton University, a professor of business and director of Creighton’s Native American Center, presented a lecture called “The Tragedy of Whiteclay, Nebraska: Alcohol and Sovereignty” as part of UNO’s Native American Heritage Month’s lineup of events. (more…)

CINEFILMS Review: The Battle for Whiteclay

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Published November 8, 2009

Heroes come in many forms and the hero in this film is a local Nebraska activist named Frank LaMere. (more…)

Whiteclay film to screen at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The American Indian Heritage Month Committee and the NECC Native American Student Advisory Board of Northeast Community College (Norfolk, Neb.) invite you to view The Battle for Whiteclay.  Meet the director of the film as he shares his personal experiences as he documented The Battle for Whiteclay.

Wednesday, November 11th at 2:30 p.m.
Hawk’s Landing—2nd floor of Student Center
Northeast Community College, Norfolk, Neb. (more…)