Pine Ridge, South Dakota Alcohol Blockade New Year’s Eve
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.
“We do this to save the lives of our relatives who cannot defend themselves against the harms of alcohol due to the inability of the state of Nebraska to properly police illegal retailer alcohol sales and activities in the town of Whiteclay,” stated activist Olowan Martinez. “We do this to prevent abuses of all forms from reaching into our sacred homes and to show our future generations how to protect our homeland by any means necessary!”
|What:||Alcohol Solidarity Blockade|
|When:||Monday, December 31, 2012, 9 PM|
|Where:||Border of Pine Ridge, South Dakota and Whiteclay, Nebraska|
|Why:||To stop the illegal alcohol activity at Whiteclay, Nebraska such as:|
25% of Pine Ridge Reservation youth suffer from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
2/3 of Pine Ridge Reservation adults suffer from alcoholism.
Contact: Olowan Martinez 605 899–0044
Autumn Two Bulls 605 441–7369
Jorge Castillo 213 840–3336
SOURCE Alcohol Justice