Archive for December, 2012

For Whiteclay protesters, blockade is personal

Monday, December 31st, 2012

ASSOCIATED PRESS / December 31, 2012

Native American activists were planning to spend the last hours of 2012 trying to disrupt the flow of alcohol onto South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation — a fight that for many members is rooted in personal pain and tragedy.

Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Deep Green Resistance, which advocates for Native rights, were planning to form a blockade from 9 p.m. until midnight Monday on the road into the officially dry reservation from Whiteclay, just across the state border in Nebraska. (more…)

Pine Ridge, South Dakota Alcohol Blockade New Year’s Eve

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Native American Solidarity Action Targets Alcohol Smuggling from Whiteclay, Nebraska

PINE RIDGE, S.D., Dec. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Vowing “we will live up to our obligation once again and be idle no more,” Oglala Lakota Women and allies from the Deep Green Resistance will blockade the border of Pine Ridge and Whiteclay, Nebraska to prevent alcohol from entering the Pine Ridge Reservation where alcohol sales, possession and consumption are illegal, according to Alcohol Justice. (more…)

Officials dispute Whiteclay burn victim’s lawsuit

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

By GRANT SCHULTE / ASSOCIATED PRESS / Dec. 29, 2012

LINCOLN, NEB. – Authorities in northwest Nebraska are disputing a lawsuit that accuses them of negligently setting a grass fire that burned a man in the border town of Whiteclay.

Attorneys for the Rushville Volunteer Fire Department and the Sheridan County sheriff argue in court filings that they were not responsible for the injuries to Bryan Bluebird, an Oglala Sioux Tribe member who lives on the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. (more…)