Archive for March, 2010

Whiteclay panel discussion to be held April 7

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Published Sunday March 14, 2010
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

A tribal president, a religious leader, an author and a filmmaker are among those invited to take part in an April 7 panel discussion at Bellevue University on alcohol sales at Whiteclay. (more…)

State funding for Whiteclay evaporates

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Published Thursday March 11, 2010
BY RYAN R. DUDZINSKIP
THE READER (Omaha, Neb.)

For Native American activists and advocates, Nebraska’s response to rampant alcoholism in the small town of Whiteclay has been too little, too late. The “skid row on the prairie” has gained national notoriety over the past decade as a beer-drenched, poverty-stricken trouble spot. Those waiting for state lawmakers to take action will have to wait a bit longer a bill that sought to address some problems there was watered down after lawmakers cited another tough budget year ahead. (more…)

Nebraska, send a signal on Whiteclay

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Published Wednesday March 3, 2010
STAFF EDITIORIAL
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Now is an important time for Nebraska to send the signal — to the federal government, to the tribe, to the State of South Dakota — that Nebraska is willing to move forward if other parties step up, too. (more…)

Nebraska lawmakers debate funding for Whiteclay

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Published Monday March 1, 2010
BY  JoANNE YOUNG
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

In a session in which money matters, a debate by the Legislature on a proposal for dealing with Whiteclay alcohol sales came down ultimately to that question.

Senators advanced a bill (LB1002) Monday to second-round debate, but suggested taking out the $250,000 that would have been promised from the general fund to begin solving alcohol-related problems in the Whiteclay area. (more…)

Whiteclay bill advances

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Published Monday March 1, 2010
BY PAUL HAMMEL
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN — State lawmakers advanced a plan Monday to address the alcohol-related woes associated with Whiteclay, Neb., but only after there was a promise to strip out its $250,000 cost. (more…)