Posts Tagged ‘Duane Martin’

Whiteclay burn victim files papers to sue county

Monday, June 25th, 2012

By GRANT SCHULTE (AP) / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR / June 25, 2012

A man who was burned in a controlled grass fire in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay has filed papers to sue local authorities for negligence, saying they failed to spot him lying in a field and ignited the blaze on a dangerously windy day. (more…)

Lakota Warrior Society Serious About Zero Tolerance of Alcohol – Blockage Underway Today

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents / NATIVE NEWS NETWORK

PINE RIDGE, SOUTH DAKOTA – The Strong Heart Warrior Society is serious about the zero tolerance ban of alcohol on the Oglala Sioux Indian Reservation – especially during this New Year’s weekend.

Billed as the “December 30th Alcohol Blockade of White Clay, Nebraska,” the Strong Heart Warrior Society are “following the steps of honored Lakota warriors Chief Big Foot, Crazy Horse and Rain in the Face by working to protect their Lakota people from the ravages of colonial society that take the form of alcohol and drugs,” according to a press release distributed this week. (more…)

Lakota groups ready for White Clay alcohol blockade

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

UNSETTLING AMERICA

GET THE WARRIOR OUT OF THE BOTTLE! LAKOTA GROUPS READY FOR DECEMBER 30th WHITE CLAY BLOCKADE

WHAT: December 30th Alcohol Blockade of White Clay, Nebraska. Strong Heart asks state and federal legislative officials to send letters of support to the Lakota warrior societies and groups that are trying to save the future generations from alcohol and drugs. Strong Heart also asks other Native nations to take a similar stand in their communities. (more…)

Concert aims to pressure state to take responsibility, change ugly story

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Published Thursday September 16, 2010
BY BRANDON VOGEL
THE READER (Omaha, Neb.)

Synopsis: The Whiteclay Advisory Committee, a local group of activists, hopes to bring the message about Whiteclay home with Sunday’s Concert for Whiteclay Awareness in Omaha. The concert (Sep. 19) features music from Michael Murphy, Cherokee singer-songwriter Michael Bucher and Oglala Lakota singer Duane Martin, Sr. (more…)

Tribe, activist, dispute over Whiteclay alcohol blockade

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Published Tuesday July 06, 2010
THE CHADRON RECORD
By the Rapid City Journal

Oglala Sioux Tribe police officers set up alcohol checkpoints outside Whiteclay on Thursday, July 1 but reports that alcohol being taken to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation was confiscated were disputed by tribal officials. (more…)

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation dry, alcohol comes in anyway

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Published Monday July 5, 2010
BY RANDALL HOWELL (Native Sun News Managing Editor)
NATIVE AMERICAN TIMES

WHITE CLAY, Neb. –– They will be back like a bad hangover.

And, they’ll be setting up what has become known as the Whiteclay Blockade – a blockade that serves as a one-day barrier to what amounts to the smuggling of alcohol – beer, mostly – onto the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

Tribe sets up Whiteclay alcohol blockade

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Published Friday July 2, 2010
BY MARY GARRIGAN
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

Oglala Sioux Tribe police officers set up alcohol checkpoints outside Whiteclay, Neb., on Thursday and confiscated 52 cases of beer that were being transported to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, according to a blockade organizer. (more…)

LaMere will discuss ‘Whiteclay’ film at conference

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Published Thursday February 25, 2010
SIOUX CITY JOURNAL

Native American activist Frank LaMere and filmmaker Mark Vasina will discuss the 2008 documentary, “The Battle for Whiteclay,” at the 8th Annual Mount Sinai Global Health Conference, Feb. 26-27 in New York City. (more…)

Effort afoot to rehab Whiteclay

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Published Sunday January 17, 2010
BY PAUL HAMMEL
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN — With its street drunks, vacant buildings and blowing trash, Whiteclay, Neb., has earned the title of “Skid Row of the Plains.”

But an effort is under way to create more jobs in the border town, creating some opportunity behind the decay and despair.

And another plan focuses on physically cleaning up the unincorporated community and providing more alcoholism treatment, law enforcement and jobs there. (more…)

Native activists protesting “bad man” clause violation Friday in Whiteclay

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Published Thursday January 14, 2010
BY MARY GARRIGAN
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

A small group of Native American activists will march into Whiteclay, Neb., at 1 p.m. today to present a lawsuit they plan to file accusing four Whiteclay beer sellers and a Christian ministry of violating the “bad man” clause of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. (more…)