Posts Tagged ‘blockade’

A Dry Reservation Clashes With Its Liquor Store Neighbors

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

By  / SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC BROADCASTING / June 19, 2013

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…)

Whiteclay Heats Up As Tribe Reconsiders Prohibition

Friday, June 7th, 2013

By CHARLES MICHAEL RAY / SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC BROADCASTING / June 7, 2013

Activists and liquor store owners are clashing in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska on the boarder of the Pine Ridge Reservation.   Beer delivery trucks are being stopped and vandalized as men wielding baseball bats are accused of threatening protesters.

Alcohol is banned on Pine Ridge.   But the town of Whiteclay sells the equivalent of up to 5-million cans of beer annually–mostly to impoverished tribal residents.   As the conflict escalates the tribal nation is grappling with the idea of lifting its prohibition of alcohol. (more…)

Whiteclay protesters vandalize beer truck

Saturday, 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. (more…)

Activists: Whiteclay protest ended peacefully

Tuesday, 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. (more…)

For Whiteclay protesters, blockade is personal

Monday, 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. (more…)

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

Sunday, 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. (more…)

KBOO Radio interview with Deep Green Resistance

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

By Tillicum Wawa / KBOO Community Radio (Portland) / August 30, 2012

On Thursday, August 30, Tillicum Wawa interviewed people from Deep Green Resistance who were locked down at White Clay in support of the Lakota People of Pine Ridge to attempt to stop the sale of alcohol to Indians from the reservation. We also interviewed a medic who was there and Autumn Two Bulls whose son, Wakiyan, was pepper sprayed as well as Wakiyan himself.

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Rally to support the White Clay 5

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

When:  Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 8:30 a.m. MT

Where:  Sheridan County Courthouse in Rushville, Nebraska

Come to the Sheridan County Courthouse and show your support for the 5 Deep Green Resistance members that blockaded the road in White Clay in solidarity with the Lakota Oyate against the Liquid Genocide of their people. Each faces up to one year in jail and up to 1,600 dollars in fines. Please show up at 8:30 a.m. Court starts at 9:00 a.m. You can provide material support by going to: http://funds.gofundme.com/TR-Mckenzie/index.php?route=donate2&url=TR-Mckenzie%2F12n51c

The Macing of women and children – White Clay, Nebraska 8/26/2012

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Raw footage: The macing of Lakota women and children by Sheridan County (Nebraska) Sheriff’s Deputy at Whiteclay Women’s Day of Peace on Sunday August 26, 2012.

The White Clay Nebraska Arrest – 8/26/2012 – MORE VIDEO

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

By WIL LIAM

Exclusive video INSIDE THE HORSE TRAILER

Video shot inside the horse trailer after the arrest of 5 protesters blocking the highway in Whiteclay on Sunday August 26, 2012.