PINE RIDGE, S.D., Dec. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – Vowing “we will live up to our obligation once again and be idle no more,” Oglala Lakota Women and allies from the Deep Green Resistance will blockade the border of Pine Ridge and Whiteclay, Nebraska to prevent alcohol from entering the Pine Ridge Reservation where alcohol sales, possession and consumption are illegal, according to Alcohol Justice. (more…)
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Indigenous Peoples, Resistance and Human Rights / June 12, 2012
Members of Deep Green Resistance join Lakota allies from Pine Ridge in an action against Whiteclay, a tiny Nebraska town with a population of 14 and a total of 4 liquor stores. For years, the rural and isolated town’s economy has been based on the exploitation of the Lakota people.
INFOSHOP NEWS / June 10, 2012
Whiteclay, NE – Activists from across the country participated in an act of civil disobedience in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. Deep Green Resistance, Un-occupy Albuquerque, Occupy Lincoln and Lakota organizers attached U-Locks to their necks and strung a chain between pairs of activists, blockading the road running through the town to bring attention to the town’s infamous liquor industry. After blocking the main road running through the town for 3 and a half hours, police agreed to work with Lakota women to investigate the plethora of crimes and abuses committed by the owners of the four alcohol peddlers in Whiteclay.
Oglala Sioux Tribes Sues Major Brewers, Sellers And Distributors For Devastating Alcoholism In TribesThursday, June 7th, 2012
(MintPress)— Alleging that some of the world’s biggest beer brewers have knowingly contributed to devastating problems, including alcoholism, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, the Oglala Sioux Tribe is suing Anheuser-Busch, Pabst Brewing Co. and others for $500 million in damages.
The lawsuit, filed in February in U.S. District Court of Nebraska, seeks for the costs the tribe has incurred in dealing with crime and providing social services and health care as a result of rampant alcoholism among its members. (more…)
By STEPHANIE WOODARD / INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY / June 7, 2012
We went to a tribal member who spent years patronizing Whiteclay’s beer stores, but has now sobered up and turned his life around. He asked to remain anonymous, for fear of retribution.
Will the tribe’s lawsuit against the beer makers, distributors and sellers help?
I think it will, because Whiteclay is where a lot of people on Pine Ridge get alcohol. In a few minutes, you can stroll down there from Pine Ridge village, the biggest population center on the reservation, right over the South Dakota-Nebraska line. Sometimes people go several times a day. So if you stop the liquor trade in Whiteclay, you severely limit access to alcohol on Pine Ridge. (more…)
By Ruth Moon / RAPID CITY JOURNAL
A lawsuit the Oglala Sioux Tribe filed against several Nebraska liquor stores has legal precedent in old English complaints from landowners against rowdy tavern neighbors, according to the tribe’s attorney.
The argument for recovery of damages in public and private nuisance cases goes back hundreds of years, to when English landowners would sue tavern neighbors for creating loud noises, drunken neighbors and objectionable behavior, attorney Thomas White said Monday. (more…)
By Taz A. Duysak Jr. (President, Organization for Native American Unity, Rosebud Sioux Tribe) / RAPID CITY JOURNAL
I am Lakota and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. I serve as the president of the Organization for Native American Unity. Our headquarters are located on the Rosebud Reservation in Rosebud. The purpose of this letter is to voice my support for the sale of alcohol on the Oglala Sioux Tribe Reservation, regulated by the OST. (more…)
By Stephanie Woodard / 100 REPORTERS
In Nebraska, some liquor stores sell booze to minors and manage to hang onto their licenses, according to Nebraska Liquor Control Commission data. That’s as long as the stores are doing business in Whiteclay, Nebraska, located about 250 feet south of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)
Published Saturday August 28, 2010
BY TIM MURPHY
Whiteclay, Nebraska—We’d barely gotten to the Oglala Sioux Pine Ridge reservation before we were told we should probably leave. The main road through was under construction, and we stopped to ask a woman holding a stop sign how to get to Wounded Knee. She set us straight, but then, as we were ready to go, offered some helpful advice: “Don’t get out of the car.”
“Don’t stop anywhere. Don’t get out of the car.”
Of course, I don’t think she meant we should stop in Whiteclay either. For the uninitiated, Whiteclay is the very first outpost you hit driving south out of the reservation, folded just under the Nebraska state line. On this trip, I’ve seen cities that have died and cities that have been left for dead, but I’ve never passed through a place quite like Whiteclay, so one-dimensional in its horror it feels undead. Maybe the best way to fully understand the town’s purpose in life is to just run the numbers, Harpers Index-style: (more…)
Published Tuesday Aug 17, 2010 / Updated Thursday Aug 19, 2010
INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include a clarification of the position of the governor’s office on the matter of jurisdiction over the town of Whiteclay. The governor’s office does not respond to nor speak on behalf of political parties. (more…)