Posts Tagged ‘Duane Martin’

Activists praise Whiteclay alcohol checkpoint (with audio)

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Published Wednesday July 1, 2009
BY JOHN AXTELL
KQSK 97.5 FM (Double Q Country Radio) / Chadron, Neb.

The anti-alcohol activists who organized today’s alcohol blockade at the Nebraska-South Dakota state line north of Whiteclay think it may have renewed efforts to halt alcohol sales in the unicorporated border community.

Officially an alcohol checkpoint, the blockade saw members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety spend several hours checking vehicles coming onto the Pine Ridge Reservation from Whiteclay for alcohol.

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27th Sacred Hoop Run underway (with audio)

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Published Tuesday June 23, 2009
BY JOHN AXTELL
KQSK-FM  (Double Q Country Radio) / Chadron, Neb.

The 27th annual Sacred Hoop Run began its 500 mile trip around the Black Hills Monday morning in South Dakota at Bear Butte…a site held sacred by many American Indian tribes.

The run was started to emphasize drug and alcohol-free lifestyles, spirituality, treaty rights, and education. Spokesman Duane Martin Sr says more than 300 people of all ages are taking part, with about 2 dozen traveling the entire distance.

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