Posts Tagged ‘civil disobedience’

Oglala Sioux Tribe leader says his arrest won’t deter anti-alcohol work

Friday, June 21st, 2013

By ASSOCIATED PRESS / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD / June 21, 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota said his recent arrest during a protest against alcohol sales in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay won’t deter him from voicing his disapproval of the possibility of allowing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

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…)

Oglala Sioux president arrested in Whiteclay

Monday, June 17th, 2013

By KEVIN ABOUREZK / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR / June 17,2013

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer on Monday morning in Whiteclay during a protest outside a beer store.

A dispatcher for the sheriff’s office confirmed Brewer’s arrest but declined to offer any more information. Brewer paid a fine and was released Monday afternoon, the dispatcher said. (more…)

Council Considers Referendum On Prohibition

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

By CHARLES MICHAEL RAY / SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC BROADCASTING / June 11, 2013

The Oglala Sioux Tribal council is slated to debate a referendum on legalizing alcohol on Pine Ridge in Tuesday’s meeting.

The Tribal Council is considering approving a reservation wide vote on prohibition.

The move comes alongside efforts to curb alcohol sales in the nearby border town of Whiteclay. (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…)

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