Posts Tagged ‘Sheridan County’

A Dry Reservation Clashes With Its Liquor Store Neighbors

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

By  / SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC BROADCASTING / June 19, 2013

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST of ALL THINGS CONSIDERED:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I’m Robert Siegel. On the Pine Ridge Reservation at the southern edge of South Dakota, alcohol is banned. But just outside the reservation, the tiny border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska, sells as much as 5 million cans of beer a year. Most of the buyers are impoverished tribal residents. Earlier this week, the Oglala Sioux tribal president was arrested while taking part in a blockade of beer delivery trucks in Whiteclay.

Activists have been clashing with liquor store owners and the conflict is escalating, as South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Charles Michael Ray reports. (more…)

Hearing for activist set for July 2

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

By KEVIN ABOUREZK / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR / June 12, 2013

A preliminary hearing for an activist who was arrested last month for allegedly participating in an incident May 3 in Whiteclay will take place July 2 in Sheridan County Court in Rushville.

T.R. McKenzie, who is seeking an end to alcohol sales in Whiteclay, was arrested May 24 while attempting to file a complaint with the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission against a Whiteclay beer store owner. (more…)

Whiteclay Heats Up As Tribe Reconsiders Prohibition

Friday, June 7th, 2013

By CHARLES MICHAEL RAY / SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC BROADCASTING / June 7, 2013

Activists and liquor store owners are clashing in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska on the boarder of the Pine Ridge Reservation.   Beer delivery trucks are being stopped and vandalized as men wielding baseball bats are accused of threatening protesters.

Alcohol is banned on Pine Ridge.   But the town of Whiteclay sells the equivalent of up to 5-million cans of beer annually–mostly to impoverished tribal residents.   As the conflict escalates the tribal nation is grappling with the idea of lifting its prohibition of alcohol. (more…)

Protesters file complaint over beer sales to Native Americans in Whiteclay

Friday, May 24th, 2013

By JOE DUGGAN / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD / May 24, 2013

LINCOLN — Activists working to end alcohol sales to Native Americans in Whiteclay, Neb., filed a formal complaint Friday against one of the town’s beer store owners.

But before one activist could discuss the complaint with news media, he was arrested on recent charges that he threatened a beer delivery worker in the northwestern border town. (more…)

Whiteclay protesters vandalize beer truck

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

ASSOCIATED PRESS / May 4, 2013

LINCOLN — A beer truck in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay was vandalized by activists protesting the town’s alcohol stores near the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

Officials dispute Whiteclay burn victim’s lawsuit

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

By GRANT SCHULTE / ASSOCIATED PRESS / Dec. 29, 2012

LINCOLN, NEB. – Authorities in northwest Nebraska are disputing a lawsuit that accuses them of negligently setting a grass fire that burned a man in the border town of Whiteclay.

Attorneys for the Rushville Volunteer Fire Department and the Sheridan County sheriff argue in court filings that they were not responsible for the injuries to Bryan Bluebird, an Oglala Sioux Tribe member who lives on the nearby Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. (more…)

KBOO Radio interview with Deep Green Resistance

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

By Tillicum Wawa / KBOO Community Radio (Portland) / August 30, 2012

On Thursday, August 30, Tillicum Wawa interviewed people from Deep Green Resistance who were locked down at White Clay in support of the Lakota People of Pine Ridge to attempt to stop the sale of alcohol to Indians from the reservation. We also interviewed a medic who was there and Autumn Two Bulls whose son, Wakiyan, was pepper sprayed as well as Wakiyan himself.

  • Length: 59:53 minutes (54.82 MB)
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Rally to support the White Clay 5

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

When:  Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 8:30 a.m. MT

Where:  Sheridan County Courthouse in Rushville, Nebraska

Come to the Sheridan County Courthouse and show your support for the 5 Deep Green Resistance members that blockaded the road in White Clay in solidarity with the Lakota Oyate against the Liquid Genocide of their people. Each faces up to one year in jail and up to 1,600 dollars in fines. Please show up at 8:30 a.m. Court starts at 9:00 a.m. You can provide material support by going to: http://funds.gofundme.com/TR-Mckenzie/index.php?route=donate2&url=TR-Mckenzie%2F12n51c

The Macing of women and children – White Clay, Nebraska 8/26/2012

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Raw footage: The macing of Lakota women and children by Sheridan County (Nebraska) Sheriff’s Deputy at Whiteclay Women’s Day of Peace on Sunday August 26, 2012.

The White Clay Nebraska Arrest – 8/26/2012 – MORE VIDEO

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

By WIL LIAM

Exclusive video INSIDE THE HORSE TRAILER

Video shot inside the horse trailer after the arrest of 5 protesters blocking the highway in Whiteclay on Sunday August 26, 2012.