Encore screening in Sioux Falls by South Dakota ANSWER Film Series

South Dakota ANSWER Film Series
The Battle for Whiteclay

Thursday, May 7 – 6:00PM
Black Sheep Coffee House
3720 N. Cliff Ave.
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

We are proud to present an encore of The Battle For Whiteclay at the Benson Road and North Cliff Location of Black Sheep on Thursday May 7th!

The two hour movie will be followed by a one hour discussion with the film’s producer Mark Vasina, members of South Dakota ANSWER, and other local activists.

Please join us for this very important film.

The State of Nebraska’s refusal to halt alcohol sales to the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation from its border town of Whiteclay gets an in-depth look in this new documentary about a century-old problem.

Four off-sale beer stores in this 14-person hamlet sell over 11,000 cans of beer a day to an Indian clientele with virtually no legal place to drink it. Struggling with crippling poverty and epidemic alcohol abuse that afflicts 4 out of 5 families, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has for decades banned the sale and possession of alcohol on their reservation.

The Battle for Whiteclay follows Indian activists Frank LaMere, Duane Martin Sr. and Russell Means through the streets of Whiteclay to the halls of Nebraska’s State Capitol in their efforts to end alcohol sales in the place many have dubbed “skid row on the prairie.”

Here is an inside look at an important contemporary conflict pitting American Indian rights against state and local governments in the United States.

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