Posts Tagged ‘Creighton Prep’

Students call for beer company boycott over Whiteclay

Wednesday, 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. (more…)

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

Wednesday, 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] 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. (more…)

Students boycott Anheuser-Busch

Tuesday, 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. (more…)

Nebraska governor’s office on Whiteclay: No easy solution

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Published Tuesday Aug 17, 2010 / Updated Thursday Aug 19, 2010

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include a clarification of the position of the governor’s office on the matter of jurisdiction over the town of Whiteclay. The governor’s office does not respond to nor speak on behalf of political parties. (more…)

Nebraska governor’s office on Whiteclay: It’s not our problem

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Published Tuesday Aug 17, 2010

LINCOLN, Neb. – Crime in the town of Whiteclay, Neb., which sells some four million cans of beer and malt liquor annually, almost entirely to Oglala Sioux Tribe members from the dry Pine Ridge Reservation, is not Nebraska’s responsibility, said Ashley Cradduck, spokeswoman for the state’s governor, Dave Heineman, a Republican. “The Indians are coming from Pine Ridge, and that’s in South Dakota.” (more…)

Still looking forward: Bellevue University hosts Whiteclay forum

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Published Wednesday April 14, 2010
THE READER (Omaha, Neb.)

BELLEVUE, NEB. — On a cold, rainy April 7 morning, Native American flute music drifted through the Humanities auditorium at Bellevue University. People have gathered for a panel discussion about Whiteclay, Neb., the tiny, unincorporated group of buildings on the border of South Dakota from which members of the neighboring Pine Ridge Indian Reservation purchase staggering amounts of alcoholic beverages annually. Typically, high unemployment — near 80% on the reservation itself — mixed with plentiful alcohol is a recipe for disaster, and Whiteclay is no exception. Rampant crime, vagrancy, gang activity, prostitution, and vandalism plague the Reservation and its surrounding areas. It has gained national recognition as a chronic tragedy, dating to at least the 1960s, which nobody seems willing to resolve. (more…)

Winnebago business leader: Poverty at heart of Whiteclay debacle

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Published Wednesday April 7, 2010

BELLEVUE — A Winnebago business leader and attorney called massive beer sales in Whiteclay and alcoholism on the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation symptoms of greater economic problems on the reservation. (more…)

Panel hosted on Whiteclay issues

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Published Wednesday March 17, 2010

Bellevue University has scheduled a panel discussion April 7 concerning the alcohol-related problems linked to Whiteclay, Neb.

“Whiteclay: The Next Generation” will be held at 11 a.m. at the Hitchcock Humanities Center, 1000 Galvin Road South in Bellevue. (more…)

Whiteclay panel discussion to be held April 7

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Published Sunday March 14, 2010

A tribal president, a religious leader, an author and a filmmaker are among those invited to take part in an April 7 panel discussion at Bellevue University on alcohol sales at Whiteclay. (more…)

Omaha, Lincoln youth take up Whiteclay cause

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Published Wednesday November 25, 2009
A View From a Washichu

LINCOLN, Nebr. — In the state of Nebraska, if you can get anyone to show up to an author’s lecture while the Cornhuskers are playing a football game, it’s a small miracle.

But on a football Saturday two weeks ago, about 25 to 30 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus came to hear me speak about Whiteclay, Nebr., the hamlet on the Pine Ridge-Nebraska border that sells millions of cans of beer and malt liquor to the dry reservation every year. (more…)