Whiteclay protesters vandalize beer truck

May 4th, 2013

ASSOCIATED PRESS / May 4, 2013

LINCOLN — A beer truck in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay was vandalized by activists protesting the town’s alcohol stores near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Read the rest of this entry »

Liquor stores divide a dry reservation

February 2nd, 2013

By PALOMA ESQUIVEL / LOS ANGELES TIMES / February 2, 2013

Alcohol has been banned on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota for years. But those looking for a drink cross the state line to buy a can or case.

On a narrow road two miles from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, State Line Liquor beckons.

Inside, “Native Pride” caps line a wall and sodas fill a cooler. But more often than not, people come for Budweiser and malt liquors with names like Tilt Watermelon and Hurricane.

Alcohol has been banned on the South Dakota reservation for generations, so people come to State Line or three other beer and wine stores in Whiteclay for a case, a can or whatever a handful of change will buy. Read the rest of this entry »

Students call for beer company boycott over Whiteclay

January 23rd, 2013

ASSOCIATED PRESS / January 23, 2013

OMAHA – Students from three Nebraska universities and a high school are calling for a public boycott of Anheuser-Busch products because of their sales to beer stores in the town of Whiteclay. Read the rest of this entry »

Students boycott Bud, Anheuser-Busch in bid to halt Whiteclay beer sales

January 23rd, 2013

By CHRISTOPHER BURBACH / Omaha World-Herald /January 23, 2013

With protests, lawsuits and political pressure having failed to stop beer sales in tiny Whiteclay, Neb., students from three Nebraska universities and a high school are turning to consumer power as the latest weapon in the decades-long dispute.

It worked with fast food. Maybe, the students reason, it will work with Whiteclay beer sales that contribute to social ills on the neighboring Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

The students, led by Creighton Prep graduates who were first inspired by a high school class, on Tuesday announced a boycott of Budweiser beer and other Anheuser-Busch products. [Goto whiteclayboycott.blogspot.com.] They’re picking on Bud because Anheuser-Busch products compose a large majority of the beer that is sold by the four off-sale stores in Whiteclay — 4.3 million 12-ounce cans in 2011. The town has about a dozen residents. Most of the beer is sold to people from the Pine Ridge reservation, where alcohol is banned. Read the rest of this entry »

Students boycott Anheuser-Busch

January 22nd, 2013

KETV Channel 7 News (Omaha) / Jan 22, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. —Local college and high school students are building support against alcohol sales near an Indian reservation.

Creighton University students are leading a boycott of Anheuser-Busch, saying the company is doing injustice to Whiteclay, Neb., near the South Dakota border and the Pine Ridge Reservation. Read the rest of this entry »

Boycott Bud Announcement Transcripts: Jan. 22 Press Conference

January 22nd, 2013

The following is the written transcript from the Creighton Whiteclay Awareness news conference held in Omaha on Jan. 22, 2013, announcing a boycott of Anheuser-Busch products:

Opening
Dave Fuxa
President, Whiteclay Awareness; Creighton University Senior

Good morning.

My name is Dave Fuxa. I am a senior at Creighton and the President of Whiteclay Awareness, a group founded on supporting the indigenous of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Today I am before you to announce our next step. Read the rest of this entry »

Boycott Bud, Support Pine Ridge

January 22nd, 2013

Anheuser-Busch (“Budweiser”) sells 78% of the beer at four liquor stores in Whiteclay. Join the student-led movement to end the injustice. Demand that Anheuser-Busch: (1) end alcohol sales in Whiteclay; and (2) fund expanded alcohol rehab on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Sign the petition at whiteclayboycott.blogspot.com. Boycott Bud, Support Pine Ridge.

DVD “The Battle for Whiteclay” available from Nebraskans for Peace. Download the STUDY GUIDE.

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Activists: Whiteclay protest ended peacefully

January 1st, 2013

ASSOCIATED PRESS / January 01, 2013

A New Year’s Eve protest of beer sales in Whiteclay ended peacefully with three of the Nebraska town’s four alcohol stores closing early and making very few late-night sales to Natives, activists said Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

For Whiteclay protesters, blockade is personal

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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

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. Read the rest of this entry »