Archive for December, 2010

Liquor and Ethnic Cleansing: Whiteclay, Nebraska

Friday, December 31st, 2010

By STEPHANIE WOODARD / THE HUFFINGTON POST / Dec. 31, 2010

For those of you who emailed about my recentĀ post of social-justice advocate Frank LaMere’s Christmas meditation on Whiteclay, asking how this situation could have arisen and how it is allowed to continue, I’d like to pass along historical context provided by LaMere, who is executive director of Four Directions Community Center, in Sioux City, Iowa, and a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Here is what he said: (more…)

The Holiest Place: A Prose Poem for the Christmas Season

Friday, December 24th, 2010

By STEPHANIE WOODARD / THE HUFFINGTON POST / Dec. 24, 2010

Frank LaMere, human-rights advocate, executive director of Four Directions Community Center, in Sioux City, Iowa, and member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, sent me this prose poem and, with his permission, I share it with you here. — Stephanie Woodard

Christmas at Whiteclay

His father told him it was a forlorn and fearful place, where you could see life but no willingness to live and where ghosts beckon their relatives and the weak to leave this creation lest their suffering be prolonged… (more…)

Alcohol hazard growing

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Published Friday, Dec. 24, 2010
By REX ALBERTS (Valentine, Neb.)
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR (Letter to the Editor)

More and more alcohol will be consumed in Nebraska as approved by state government with later bar closing times and consumption allowed in state parks. This state government also faces a shortfall of nearly a billion dollars. (more…)

Grant to boost Whiteclay patrols

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Published Wednesday December 22, 2010
By PAUL HAMMEL
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN — The notorious border town of Whiteclay, Neb., will see increased patrols by the local sheriff’s office under a $10,000 grant authorized by a new state law. (more…)

Sheridan County Sheriff’s office gets $10,000 to patrol Whiteclay

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Published Monday, December 20, 2010
By LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

The Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office to increase patrolling of Whiteclay. (more…)