Posts Tagged ‘Scottsbluff’

OPINION: Journalism loves Whiteclay

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

SCOTTSBLUFF STAR HERALD / May 3, 2009

Journalism loves Whiteclay.

Not Whiteclay, the border city in Nebraska, but “Whiteclay” the metaphor — the serial melodrama about modern-day snake oil peddlers who sell an ocean of firewater to innocent Indians. (more…)

Tribal support could improve lives on the reservation

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Published Tuesday March 30, 2010
STAFF EDITORIAL
SCOTTSBLUFF STAR HERALD

SCOTTSBLUFF, NEB. — Over the years we’ve grown skeptical of efforts to “solve” the problem of beer sales in Whiteclay.

Much of the noise seems calculated to promote the careers of celebrity “activists” rather than address the real problem, which is rampant alcoholism on the nearby Pine Ridge Reservation. Critics of the beer merchants have always found it convenient to overlook that those buying the beer are willing customers who would simply look elsewhere if the Whiteclay stores were shut down. (more…)

Western Nebraska Community College to host screenings of The Battle for Whiteclay

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

NEWS RELEASE

Contact: Mindy Burbach 308.635.6081

SCOTTSBLUFF, Nebr., <April 08, 2009> – Western Nebraska Community College announces they will host a screening of “The Battle for Whiteclay” and Q and A session with filmmakers on all three of its campuses next week. (more…)

College will show film on Whiteclay after all

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Published Wednesday April 8, 2009
BY LESLIE REED
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

LINCOLN — Western Nebraska Community College officials have reversed a decision to cancel the screening of a documentary film about Whiteclay, the Nebraska border town that supplies beer to residents of South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

College sets times for Whiteclay film screenings

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Published Wednesday April 08, 2009
BY KEVIN ABOUREZK
LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

A western Nebraska college on Wednesday set dates and times for free screenings of a film about alcohol sales in Whiteclay. (more…)

Timeline of events at Whiteclay

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Published Saturday March 7, 2009
OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

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…)

It takes a village to stop Busch

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Published September 6, 2007
BY KRISTIN DONNAN STANDARD
RAPID CITY JOURNAL

Bravo regarding the clever “fire with fire” marketing approach employed by the group protesting Anheuser-Busch’s distribution of beer to Whiteclay, Neb. liquor outlets. There’s just one potential snag in their play on words: culture. (more…)

Protesters challenge business to “distribute responsibly”

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Published August 31, 2007
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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…)

Whiteclay activists protest at distributorship

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Published August 31, 2007
KDUH-TV Channel 4, Scottsbluff, Neb.

Efforst to stop alcohol flowing from Whiteclay, Nebraska to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation moved to the Panhandle today, but protestors did not get the answers they were seeking.

Having been unsuccessful in attempts to blockade beer from entering the Pine Ridge Reservation from Nebraska, protestors took a different tack Thursday. Native American activists and members of Nebraskans for Peace picketed outside the Scottsbluff Budweiser distributorship, seeking the help of Anheuser-Busch in dealing with issues north of Whiteclay, including a reduction in alcohol-related deaths. (more…)

Protesters press beer distributor

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Published Friday August 31, 2007
BY MAUNETTE LOEKS
THE SCOTTSBLUFF STAR-HERALD

Protesters carrying signs reading “People Over Profit,” “Stop Alcohol Sales to Whiteclay” and “The King of Greed” called Thursday for corporations and citizens to help prevent alcohol from getting into the hands of American Indians living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Seven representatives of Nebraskans for Peace protested in front of the western Nebraska distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, High Plains Budweiser in Scottsbluff. (more…)