Appreciate care for Pine Ridge
Published Sunday February 7, 2010
BY RICK R. GALUSHA
THE PUBLIC PULSE (Letters to the Editor)
I want to thank Gov. Dave Heineman for leading a group of elected officials to meet with Lakota Sioux tribal members in regard to the problems on the Pine Ridge Reservation, as well as problems related to the sale of alcohol in Whiteclay, Neb.
State Sens. Brad Ashford, Russ Karpisek, Colby Coash and LeRoy Louden have taken a step forward with the introduction of legislation that may provide, in part, much-needed alcohol treatment.
Having spoken with Sens. Rich Pahls, Scott Lautenbaugh, Abbie Cornett and Scott Price, I appreciate their receptiveness and urge them to carry this concern forward in the current session.
When we consider the ongoing hardships that exist on most of our Native American reservations, I appreciate that Nebraska’s leaders are proactive on these issues, and I pray that solutions will be found.
Rick R. Galusha, Omaha