ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST of ALL THINGS CONSIDERED:
From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I’m Robert Siegel. On the Pine Ridge Reservation at the southern edge of South Dakota, alcohol is banned. But just outside the reservation, the tiny border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska, sells as much as 5 million cans of beer a year. Most of the buyers are impoverished tribal residents. Earlier this week, the Oglala Sioux tribal president was arrested while taking part in a blockade of beer delivery trucks in Whiteclay.
Activists have been clashing with liquor store owners and the conflict is escalating, as South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Charles Michael Ray reports. (more…)