Posts Tagged ‘Creighton Prep’

Whiteclay discussions continue during Native American Heritage Month

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Published Friday November 20, 2009
BY BENJAMIN McCALL
THE GATEWAY (University of Nebraska at Omaha)

Mark Vasina with Nebraskans for Peace hosted a discussion over the issue at Whiteclay, Neb., on Tuesday at the College of Public Affairs and Community Service building.

Nebraskans for Peace, along with Creighton Prep High School, came to UNO as part of the series of events for Native American Heritage Month. (more…)

Senator: Limit alcohol sold near Pine Ridge reservation

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Published Saturday, September 26, 2009
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

A state senator suggested limiting the amount of alcohol sold in Whiteclay during a legislative hearing held Friday to determine whether more should be done to address alcohol sales and use there.

“I tell you right now I support that,” said Sen. Brad Ashford of Omaha. “I think we ought to do it soon and move on from there.” (more…)

State seeks Whiteclay solution

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

Published Saturday September 26, 2009
BY PAUL HAMMEL
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN — The state has a moral obligation to restrict or end alcohol sales in the border town of Whiteclay.

That was the message Friday from activists calling for a crackdown on liquor outlets in the town. (more…)

Creighton Prep students to discuss Whiteclay at Project Extra Mile coalition meeting

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Join Project Extra Mile for the March 11th coalition meeting, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  A number of Creighton Prep students have been working in recent months to bring increased attention and change to the travesty in Whiteclay, Nebraska.  Creighton Prep students Cameron Popp, Andrew Schropp and Ian Langin will share a short video they’ve produced and talk about their continued plans to make a difference in Whiteclay.  (See also: Students target Whiteclay liquor sales.) (more…)

Social justice battle continues on the prairie

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Published Tuesday March 10, 2009
BY CHARLIE WIESER
EDITOR, CATHOLIC VOICE (Omaha)

Four beer stores in a small unincorporated town in northwest Nebraska sell more than 4 million cans of beer annually. That’s more than 11,000 cans every day.

The place is Whiteclay, located on the border of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It’s known as the state’s “skid row on the prairie.” (more…)

Timeline of events at Whiteclay

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Published Saturday March 7, 2009
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

1998 — Activists ask the Nebraska Liquor Commission to shut down four liquor stores in Whiteclay, saying the stores exploit American Indians who live on the nearby Pine Ridge reservation. (more…)

Troubles from Whiteclay prompt call for protest

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Published Tuesday March 3, 2009
BY MARTHA STODDARD
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN — Activists announced a special commemoration this year of the two men whose unsolved slayings sparked a decade of efforts to address alcohol sales in the village of Whiteclay, Neb.

Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe, told participants at a wind-whipped rally Monday at the State Capitol that a march is planned in June from Pine Ridge, S.D., to Whiteclay. (more…)

Students target Whiteclay liquor sales

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Published Monday March 2, 2009
BY SUSAN SZALEWSKI
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Ian Langin and his classmates would have been about 8 years old when two Pine Ridge Indian Reservation members were killed in Whiteclay, Neb.

The unsolved killings brought national attention to the village of 14 that is notorious for supplying alcohol to residents of the reservation just across the South Dakota border. Alcoholism is rampant, although possessing alcohol is illegal on the reservation.

Ten years later, Langin and other Omaha Creighton Prep students are trying to raise awareness of the alcoholism and stop the liquor sales in Whiteclay. (more…)

Whiteclay is wrong target; aim at alcoholism problem

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Published February 12, 2009
BY HAROLD ANDERSEN
www.haroldandersen.com

Critics continue to shoot at the wrong target in their indignation about the fact that four beer-only liquor stores in tiny Whiteclay, Nebraska sell more than four million cans of beer a year, mostly to residents of the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Emotional, irrational indignation, waxing and waning for years, has flared high again, fueled by a documentary film entitled “The Battle for Whiteclay.” (more…)

One man’s fight against alcohol dealers

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Published December 14, 2008
BY NANCY KELSEY
REZNET (www.reznetnews.org)

LINCOLN, Neb. — Just south of Pine Ridge, S.D., is a place that Frank LaMere calls Nebraska’s “dirty little secret.” (more…)