Posts Tagged ‘rally’

Women March on Whiteclay August 26, Offer Guidelines for Indigenous Allies

Friday, August 17th, 2012

MADVILLE TIMES / August 17, 2012

Lakota activists and allies from Deep Green Resistance and Occupy organizations blockaded Whiteclay, Nebraska on June 9. They are following up that action with a Women’s March on Sunday, August 26, to further protest beer sellers’ exploitation of the neighboring Pine Ridge Reservation.

From the organizers’ press release:

“For over 100 years the women of the Oglala Lakota nation have been dealing with an attack on the mind body and spirit of their relatives”, says Olowan Martinez who is a main organizer of the event and resident of Pine Ridge. “The Oglala have been silenced through chemical warfare waged by the corporations who are out to exploit and make a profit off of the suffering and misery of our people. The time has come to end this suffering by any means necessary.” (more…)

Women’s March to End Genocide 2012: The Life Givers of the Nations say no more alcohol in White Clay

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

Lifting our Hearts, from Wounded Knees
August, 26th 2012 12:00 a.m. Billy Mills Hall Pine Ridge, SD
Action against White Clay Nebraska

Our Stand Is Locked to the Land, Shut Down White Clay Today!(more…)

In Solidarity with Pine Ridge: DGR Great Plains Announces Action at White Clay

Friday, June 1st, 2012


March for Justice 2012:
Always in Memory of Wally Black Elk and Ron Hard Heart
Date: June 9th, 2012 at 12 pm
Location: Billy Mills Hall, Pine Ridge, SD
A Day of Action against White Clay, Neb.


Whiteclay march is peaceful

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Published Thursday June 18, 2009

The annual March for Justice from Pine Ridge, S.D., to Whiteclay marked its 10th anniversary Saturday – 10 years since Wilson “Wally” Black Elk Jr. and Ron Hard Heart were found beaten to death just north of Whiteclay on the Pine Ridge Reservation. (more…)

Poor Bear still waiting for justice

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Published Tuesday June 2, 2009

Ten years after his brother and cousin were found beaten to death on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Tom Poor Bear is once again preparing to march in their memory.

The annual March for Justice, set for June 13, is to remind people of Wilson “Wally” Black Elk Jr. and Ron Hard Heart, along with other Native Americans whose murders remain unsolved. (more…)

Timeline of events at Whiteclay

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Published Saturday March 7, 2009

1998 — Activists ask the Nebraska Liquor Commission to shut down four liquor stores in Whiteclay, saying the stores exploit American Indians who live on the nearby Pine Ridge reservation. (more…)

Troubles from Whiteclay prompt call for protest

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Published Tuesday March 3, 2009

LINCOLN — Activists announced a special commemoration this year of the two men whose unsolved slayings sparked a decade of efforts to address alcohol sales in the village of Whiteclay, Neb.

Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe, told participants at a wind-whipped rally Monday at the State Capitol that a march is planned in June from Pine Ridge, S.D., to Whiteclay. (more…)

Activists pray, rally for Whiteclay

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Published Monday March 2, 2009

About two dozen people huddled together in a cold wind Monday morning for a prayer ceremony and rally on the west steps of the state Capitol to protest alcohol sales in Whiteclay, where four beer stores sell an estimated 11,000 cans of beer a day mostly to Oglala Sioux tribal members.

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Group protests beer sales in Whiteclay

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Published Monday March 2, 2009

About two dozen people huddled together in a cold wind for a prayer ceremony and rally on the west steps of the Capitol to protest alcohol sales in Whiteclay.

Several Lincoln and Omaha clergy members spoke at the Monday rally, along with Winnebago activist Frank LaMere and Mark Vasina of Nebraskans for Peace. (more…)

Protesters challenge business to “distribute responsibly”

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Published August 31, 2007

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. – An American Indian activist and Nebraskans for Peace have challenged Anheuser-Busch to “distribute responsibly,” playing off the corporation’s advertising slogan of “drink responsibly.”

Activist Frank LaMere and members of Nebraskans For Peace stood across the street from the High Plains Budweiser distributorship in Scottsbluff as part of a protest Thursday. The group said Anheuser-Busch is not living up to its own advertising slogan by allowing sales of beer to liquor outlets in the border town of Whiteclay, south of the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. (more…)