Posts Tagged ‘deputization’

The Whiteclay dilemma

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

Published Thursday July 7, 2005
BY FROMA HARROP
SYNDICATED COLUMNIST/PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

WHITECLAY, Neb. — It’s only 9 a.m. and a Monday, and inebriated Indians are already lying on the dusty curb here in Whiteclay. This speck of a town has 16 people and three beer stores. Its main business is selling alcohol to the residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, just over the state line in South Dakota.

The situation in Whiteclay has become an obsession for both Nebraskans and the Oglala Sioux. Alcohol is a curse for many Native Americans, and the reservation bans its sale or possession. Good people see the Whiteclay business as despicable exploitation. (more…)

Funds sought for cops in Whiteclay

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Published June 10, 2005
BY CELESTE CALVITTO
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

WASHINGTON — A community policing program aimed at dealing with the fallout from alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Neb., to American Indians from nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is on track for more federal funding, Rep. Stephanie Herseth, D-S.D., said Thursday.

Herseth and Rep. Tom Osborne, R-Neb., have requested $100,000 to provide continued support for the project, in which the state of Nebraska will deputize members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe police to patrol Whiteclay. (more…)

Senators: More needs to be done at Whiteclay

Friday, June 10th, 2005

Published June 10, 2005
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

A group of 15 state senators took a stand together Thursday, signing a letter in which they called upon the state of Nebraska to do more to address the devastating effects of alcohol sales in the border town of Whiteclay.

The letter was to be delivered to Oglala Sioux tribal leaders at a Saturday march from Pine Ridge, S.D., to Whiteclay to mark the sixth anniversary of the unsolved deaths of two Oglala men, said Mark Vasina, president of Nebraskans for Peace. (more…)

Nebraska senators say more needs to be done at Whiteclay

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Published Thursday June 9, 2005
BY SCOTT BAUER
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Fifteen state senators signed a letter Thursday addressed to the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, saying that the state of Nebraska needs to do more to address alcohol problems in the border town of Whiteclay. (more…)

Going the extra mile on Whiteclay

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Published June 3, 2005
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR
STAFF EDITORIAL

Rep. Tom Osborne and Attorney General Jon Bruning should be commended for their efforts to do something about the disgrace of Whiteclay. (more…)

S.D. tribe to help enforce beer laws in Whiteclay

Thursday, June 2nd, 2005

Published Thursday June 2, 2005
BY PAUL HAMMEL
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN – Lance Moss drove to his Whiteclay, Neb., grocery store last month and counted nearly 50 bedraggled men panhandling, drinking beers covered by paper sacks or just standing on the streets of the border town.

This is going to be a long summer, Moss told himself. (more…)

Tribal leaders agree to help patrol Whiteclay

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

Published June 1, 2005
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. — Tom Osborne sits at the front of the sport utility vehicle beside tribal officer Jackson Ten Fingers as they roll through the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Ten Fingers points to a spot off the road and describes how a father and his daughter were killed there recently by a man who was drunk and driving a stolen car. (more…)

Pine Ridge tribe tentatively accepts federal money

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Published May 31, 2005
BY MELANIE BLOOM
KOLN/KGIN-TV

WOUNDED KNEE, S.D.  The Pine Ridge Reservation is one step closer to ending alcohol problems from nearby Whiteclay.

The Ogala Sioux Tribal Council tentatively accepted an agreement to use $100,000 of federal funds to hire more officers to police 2 miles off the reservation, including nearby Whiteclay. (more…)

Democrats urge Heineman, lawmakers to solve Whiteclay problems

Friday, April 15th, 2005

Published April 15, 2005
BY SCOTT BAUER
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LINCOLN, Neb. — Gov. Dave Heineman and Nebraska lawmakers have a “moral and civic duty” to address problems related to alcohol sales in the border town of Whiteclay, the state Democratic Party chairman said Thursday.

“This is a call to action,” state Democratic Party Chairman Steve Achelpohl said at a news conference in the state Capitol Rotunda. “Something has to be done.” (more…)

Headway made in Whiteclay

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Published Sunday February 6, 2005
BY PAUL HAMMEL
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN – After six years, some progress is being made in the battle to rein in alcohol-related problems at Whiteclay, Neb., two activists say.

“I think we have people’s attention in a way we haven’t before,” said Tim Rinne, a spokesman for Lincoln-based Nebraskans for Peace. (more…)