Posts Tagged ‘Dave Heineman’

Tribe plans nursing home near Whiteclay

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Published Sunday March 28, 2010
BY NANCY HICKS
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

The Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux Tribe will build a 60-bed nursing home in Nebraska about a half mile from Whiteclay, the village infamous for the large amount of beer sold there. (more…)

Appreciate care for Pine Ridge

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Published Sunday February 7, 2010
BY RICK R. GALUSHA
THE PUBLIC PULSE (Letters to the Editor)
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

I want to thank Gov. Dave Heineman for leading a group of elected officials to meet with Lakota Sioux tribal members in regard to the problems on the Pine Ridge Reservation, as well as problems related to the sale of alcohol in Whiteclay, Neb.

State Sens. Brad Ashford, Russ Karpisek, Colby Coash and LeRoy Louden have taken a step forward with the introduction of legislation that may provide, in part, much-needed alcohol treatment. (more…)

Don’t give up Whiteclay battle

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Published Saturday February 6, 2010
STAFF EDITORIAL
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

In a year in which spending measures are squashed in the Legislature almost before the ink dries, it’s encouraging that a few bills have been introduced to do something about the festering problem in Whiteclay.

As many Nebraskans know after a decade of media attention — including a film, “The Battle for Whiteclay,” directed and produced by Mark Vasina of Lincoln — four stores in the tiny village sell about 4 million cans of beer a year. (more…)

A search for solutions at Whiteclay

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Published Sunday January 31, 2010
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Bruce BonFleur sees more than desperation, more than sadness in the eyes of the men and women he meets every day on the dusty streets of Whiteclay.

He sees hope, and he sees a desire to improve their lives.

“The street people of Whiteclay and Pine Ridge matter,” he said. “They are entitled to our help, and they are able to help themselves.” (more…)

Governor goes west to discuss Whiteclay

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Published Friday January 29, 2010
BY PAUL HAMMEL
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN — Gov. Dave Heineman and a contingent of other state officials flew Friday to Gordon, Neb., to meet with Lakota Sioux tribal officials about a legislative proposal concerning Whiteclay, Neb. (more…)

State, tribal leaders meet to talk about Whiteclay

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Published Friday January 29, 2010
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

A host of state officials flew to western Nebraska on Friday to meet with Oglala Sioux tribal leaders to explore solutions to massive alcohol sales at Whiteclay. (more…)

Editorial: It’s time to act

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Tribal leaders should follow up on cooperative policing effort for Whiteclay.

The time as come to stop this charade.

Either the Oglala Sioux Tribe wants to make a positive difference in the alleged illegal sales of alcohol in Whiteclay, Neb., or it does not. Nearly two years have passed since a deal was brokered between Attorney General Jon Burning and the then-president of the Oglala Sioux, who hailed the cross-deputization agreement as an “important step forward” for law enforcement in Whiteclay. (more…)

‘Historic’ agreement could be tapped out

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

By Nate Jenkings / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHITECLAY — Once hailed as a historic step toward mopping up this alcohol-drenched village, a deal to allow tribal police to patrol it has instead gone the way of empty beer cans so visible in the area — ditched.

The agreement, signed nearly two years ago by Attorney General Jon Bruning, Gov. Dave Heineman and the then-president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, allows tribal police in the Pine Ridge Indian reservation to be deputized in Nebraska. (more…)