Posts Tagged ‘1999 marches’

Indian activist Russell Means remembered as inspiring but controversial

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

By MARTHA STODDARD / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD / October 23, 2012

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LINCOLN — Russell Means, a charismatic and controversial activist who drew attention to injustices against American Indians in Nebraska and elsewhere, died early Monday at his home in Porcupine, S.D.

Hours later, Winnebago activist Frank LaMere offered tobacco and prayers to mark the death of a man he called “a great American” and friend.

“I will miss him. Native people will all miss him,” the Nebraska leader said. “He elevated Indian issues to a place where people could notice and were forced to act on them.”

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New Inquiry of Deaths on Reservation in the 1970s

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS / THE NEW YORK TIMES / June 20, 2012

The United States attorney for South Dakota said Tuesday that prosecutors would re-examine the circumstances surrounding dozens of deaths that occurred on or near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, many dating back to the 1970s when the reservation was embroiled in political violence. (more…)

Tribe Seeks Reopening of Inquiries in ’70s Deaths

Friday, June 15th, 2012

By TIMOTHY WILLIAMS / THE NEW YORK TIMES / June 15, 2012

PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. — Forty years after the siege at Wounded Knee by members of the American Indian Movement, the Oglala Sioux tribe has demanded that the federal government reopen dozens of cases it says the F.B.I. may have mishandled decades ago.

Tribal leaders say that as many as 75 people were killed on Pine Ridge during a three-year period of internecine violence that followed the 71-day Wounded Knee standoff with federal troops in 1973, a time that came to be known on the reservation as the “reign of terror.” (more…)

Members of the Oglala Lakota Tribe Blockade White Clay

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

INFOSHOP NEWS / June 10, 2012

Whiteclay, NE – Activists from across the country participated in an act of civil disobedience in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. Deep Green Resistance, Un-occupy Albuquerque, Occupy Lincoln and Lakota organizers attached U-Locks to their necks and strung a chain between pairs of activists, blockading the road running through the town to bring attention to the town’s infamous liquor industry. After blocking the main road running through the town for 3 and a half hours, police agreed to work with Lakota women to investigate the plethora of crimes and abuses committed by the owners of the four alcohol peddlers in Whiteclay.

VIDEO: Deep Green Resistance joins Lakota: Action at Whiteclay

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In Solidarity with Pine Ridge: DGR Great Plains Announces Action at White Clay

Friday, June 1st, 2012

DEEP GREEN RESISTANCE / April 30, 2012

March for Justice 2012:
Always in Memory of Wally Black Elk and Ron Hard Heart
Date: June 9th, 2012 at 12 pm
Location: Billy Mills Hall, Pine Ridge, SD
A Day of Action against White Clay, Neb.

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Crime Watch: Local activist calls for end to alcohol sales at Whiteclay

Friday, May 18th, 2012

By MOLLY MONTAG / SIOUX CITY JOURNAL / May 18, 2012

The New York Times published an opinion piece by local activist Frank LaMere, who had strong words for beer distributor Anheuser-Busch.

LaMere, a Winnebago tribal member, joined the Times’ Nicholas Kristof’s criticism of the beer giant due to alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Neb. (more…)

Are beer firms to blame for Native American drink woe?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

By Pia Gadkari / April 27, 2012 / BBC News

White Clay, Nebraska – After years of failed efforts to address chronic alcoholism, can a $500m (£308m) dollar lawsuit against the beer supply-chain put an end to one tribe’s deadly struggle with alcohol? (more…)

Dakota Digest: March for Justice

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Published (air date) June 18, 2010
BY PAUL GUGGENHEIMER
SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC RADIO

Alcohol is illegal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Despite this, alcoholism has ravaged the community. Residents can buy beer only 200 feet from the town line across the border in Whiteclay, Nebraska. For the past dozen years, those who advocate shutting down those liquor stores have taken part in the “March for Justice.”

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New details in decade-old Whiteclay killings

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Published  Monday, August 31, 2009
BY CARSON WALKER
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The FBI has released new details in hopes of stirring up leads in the decade-old slayings of two American Indian men from South Dakota whose bodies were found near the Nebraska border. (more…)

Whiteclay march is peaceful

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Published Thursday June 18, 2009
THE CHADRON RECORD

The annual March for Justice from Pine Ridge, S.D., to Whiteclay marked its 10th anniversary Saturday – 10 years since Wilson “Wally” Black Elk Jr. and Ron Hard Heart were found beaten to death just north of Whiteclay on the Pine Ridge Reservation. (more…)