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Shots Fired In Whiteclay Made From Airsoft Gun Says Nebraska State Patrol

Monday, July 8th, 2013

By JEREMY ANDERSON / KCSR (Chadron) AM 61.0 / July 8, 2013

(Chadron)- A listener tip to KCSR/KBPY news indicated that a beer distribution truck was again attacked this morning in the small town of Whiteclay where protest have been taking place regarding alcohol sales in the town that boarders the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

A phone call made to the Nebraska State Patrol gave details into this morning’s incident. According to Lt. Rogers of the Nebraska State Patrol, shots being fired were reported earlier Monday, and that a shot from an air soft gun had hit a beer distribution truck in Whiteclay. Rogers said that all deliveries were made as scheduled, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs is currently investigating the situation.

No protests were taking place at the time of the incident. Calls made to the Pine Ridge Bureau of Indian Affairs for further information have not yet been returned.

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Oglala Sioux Tribe leader says his arrest won’t deter anti-alcohol work

Friday, June 21st, 2013

By ASSOCIATED PRESS / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD / June 21, 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota said his recent arrest during a protest against alcohol sales in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay won’t deter him from voicing his disapproval of the possibility of allowing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. (more…)

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…)

Oglala Sioux president arrested in Whiteclay

Monday, June 17th, 2013

By KEVIN ABOUREZK / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR / June 17,2013

The Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office arrested Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer on Monday morning in Whiteclay during a protest outside a beer store.

A dispatcher for the sheriff’s office confirmed Brewer’s arrest but declined to offer any more information. Brewer paid a fine and was released Monday afternoon, the dispatcher said. (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…)

Activist Arrested As Tension And Violence Escalate In Whiteclay, Nebraska

Friday, May 24th, 2013

By HILLARY STOHS-KRAUSE / NET News / May 24, 2013

This photo, posted to the Facebook page for Camp Zero Tolerance, a group of activists protesting alcohol sales in Whiteclay, allegedly shows people armed with baseball bats provided by the Jason Schwarting, the owner of beer store Arrowhead Inn in Whiteclay. (Courtesy photo)

Tensions in the northwest Nebraska town of Whiteclay have been escalating for the past month following allegations of violence against beer distributors. Shortly before a scheduled press conference Friday morning in Lincoln, activist Timothy McKenzie was arrested. He was intending to file a complaint against a Whiteclay liquor store owner for alleged violence against protestors. (more…)

Activist arrested while trying to file complaint against Whiteclay store owner

Friday, May 24th, 2013

By KEVIN ABOUREZK / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR / May 24. 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska authorities arrested an activist seeking an end to alcohol sales in Whiteclay on Friday morning before he had a chance to file a complaint against a Whiteclay beer store owner.

Nebraska State Patrol troopers arrested T.R. McKenzie, a member of the group Deep Green Resistance, in the state office building minutes before he planned to file a complaint with the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. (more…)

Whiteclay activist arrested while filing complaint

Friday, May 24th, 2013

By GRANT SCHULTE / ASSOCIATED PRESS / May 24, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An activist who is fighting to end alcohol sales in Whiteclay was arrested Friday before he could file a complaint against a beer store owner in the tiny Nebraska town, which borders South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

State Patrol troopers arrested Timothy R. McKenzie Jr., of Jefferson, S.D., as members of the social justice group Deep Green Resistance were preparing to deliver a complaint letter to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission in Lincoln. (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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