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Whiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in NebraskaFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Whiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in Nebraska (May 10, 2017)
Beer is no longer flowing in a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation as a lawsuit plays out in the state courts.
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt haltFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt (May 9, 2017)
Liquor licenses for Jumping Eagle Inn, State Line Liquor, Arrowhead Inn and D&S Pioneer were set to expire April 30, and under advisement of their attorneys, the four stores shuttered their doors.
Whiteclay goes quiet as liquor stores near reservation shut downFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Whiteclay goes quiet as liquor stores near reservation shut down (May 1, 2017)
Liquor is no longer flowing in a small town near the Pine Ridge Reservation for the first time in more than a century.
Whiteclay liquor stores must close temporarily amid court battleFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Whiteclay liquor stores must close temporarily amid court battle (April 28, 2017)
The stores near the Pine Ridge Reservation are being advised to stop selling liquor when their licenses expire over the weekend.
Whiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licensesFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Whiteclay liquor stores win surprise court ruling on liquor licenses (April 27, 2017)
A judge in Nebraska gave the owners a big victory, allowing them to continue selling beer near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginningFiled Under: Business | Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News Today: Battle over Whiteclay liquor just beginning (April 27, 2017)
Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, for more than two decades, broke down into tears.
Whiteclay liquor stores aim to stay open pending fight for licensesFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Whiteclay liquor stores aim to stay open pending fight for licenses (April 26, 2017)
The stores in the tiny Nebraska town are supposed to shut down when their licenses expire over the weekend.
Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licensesFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses (April 20, 2017)
A day many Native people thought would never come finally arrived in Nebraska.
Nebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor storesFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Nebraska commission holds long hearing on Whiteclay liquor stores (April 7, 2017)
Tribal officials, activists and allies said the stores should lose their licenses because they create numerous problems.
Whiteclay liquor licenses under review amid outcry in NebraskaFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Whiteclay liquor licenses under review amid outcry in Nebraska (March 28, 2017)
Officials in Nebraska finally appear to be taking a stronger stance on liquor issues in the border town.
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review againFiled Under: Business | National
Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review again (March 21, 2017)
Nebraska’s state liquor commission will decide the fate of the tiny but notorious town of Whiteclay, whose livelihood depends on selling beer to vulnerable Lakota.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Shutting down Whiteclay liquor stores won't address our addictionsFiled Under: Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Shutting down Whiteclay liquor stores won't address our addictions (February 24, 2017)
Lakota Hope has started a fund raising campaign to raise $6.3 million dollars to buy out the four stores selling alcohol in Whiteclay. Say what?
Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border townFiled Under: Law | National
Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town (January 11, 2017)
Native activists and their supporters continue efforts to shut down the sale of liquor near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Activists seek closure of liquor stores in reservation border townFiled Under: Law | National
Activists seek closure of liquor stores in reservation border town (June 8, 2016)
Four stores in a town of 10 people are responsible for selling an estimated 3.5 million cans of beer a year.
Editorial: Meth and alcohol abuse are destroying our way of lifeFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Meth and alcohol abuse are destroying our way of life (June 2, 2016)
It is a major form of hypocrisy for we, as Indian people, to preach about the Wakanyeja and about how precious they are to us and then turn our backs on the horrible things that meth and alcohol are doing to them.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at homeFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at home (May 26, 2016)
Although alcohol is illegal on our homeland, laws are minimal and punishment is lackadaisical.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcoholFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe halts referendum on alcohol (May 20, 2016)
Rain-soaked horseback riders converged on the Oglala Sioux Tribal offices to protest a referendum election to legalize alcohol on the dry reservation.
Oglala Sioux Tribe calls off referendum to legalize sale of liquorFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Oglala Sioux Tribe calls off referendum to legalize sale of liquor (May 17, 2016)
The election was due to take place on Tuesday but a protest convinced the tribal council to pull the plug.
Steve Russell: Inconvenient truths about alcohol in Indian CountryFiled Under: Opinion
Steve Russell: Inconvenient truths about alcohol in Indian Country (May 9, 2016)
Maybe Indian nations labor under the delusion that Indians are different from other people—more docile—and so they will accept alcohol prohibition.
Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme CourtFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Brian Pierson: Omaha Tribe wins boundary case in Supreme Court (April 12, 2016)
In his opinion for a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas was careful to keep alive a potential challenge to the tribe’s regulatory authority in the portion of the reservation occupied by non-Indians.
Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's caseFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Nebraska won't fully concede despite loss in Omaha Tribe's case (March 23, 2016)
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) is standing down -- for now -- after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a unanimous victory in a closely-watched reservation diminishment case.
Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary caseFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court backs Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (March 22, 2016)
By a unanimous vote, the justices determined that Congress did not intend to change the boundaries of the tribe's reservation in Nebraska.
Lakota Country Times: Activists continue battle to close WhiteclayFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Activists continue battle to close Whiteclay (March 4, 2016)
A mixed group of Native and non-Native residents of Nebraska are again calling for the closure of the town of White Clay.
Native activists ask Obama to help with liquor sales in WhiteclayFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native activists ask Obama to help with liquor sales in Whiteclay (February 11, 2016)
Four liquor establishments in the small Nebraska village sell nearly 4 million cans of beer a year, primarily to Native Americans.
Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court seems more sympathetic to Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary caseFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court seems more sympathetic to Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (January 22, 2016)
The case got its start when the tribe — with approval of the federal government — decided to regulate liquor sales on the reservation.
Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary disputeFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court hears Omaha Tribe reservation boundary dispute (January 20, 2016)
The justices appeared skeptical of the state of Nebraska's attempts to diminish the reservation by excluding the village of Pender from the tribe's land base.
Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary caseFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Omaha Tribe lands in Supreme Court in reservation boundary case (January 19, 2016)
The outcome will determine whether the village of Pender remains a part of the reservation in northeastern Nebraska.
Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court considers Omaha Tribe disputeFiled Under: Law
Lyle Denniston: Supreme Court considers Omaha Tribe dispute (January 14, 2016)
The Supreme Court is now being asked to define what happens to Indian lands after Congress agreed to let settlers occupy lands within an Indian reservation.
First Nation might completely outlaw liquor in wake of homicideFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law
First Nation might completely outlaw liquor in wake of homicide (January 5, 2016)
Chief Rodger Redman said alcohol was a factor in the murder of a 28-year-old man on the Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan.
Kevin Abourezk: 'Christmas in Whiteclay' tackles liquor problemsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Kevin Abourezk: 'Christmas in Whiteclay' tackles liquor problems (December 14, 2015)
A story that activist Frank LaMere wrote about liquor problems in Whiteclay, Nebraska, has been set to music,
Editorial: Nebraska must do more to address liquor in WhiteclayFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Nebraska must do more to address liquor in Whiteclay (October 13, 2015)
It's impossible to accurately quantify human suffering with money, but the Whiteclay situation has its own facts and figure.
Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law casesFiled Under: Law | National | Sports
Supreme Court rejects petitions in four more Indian law cases (October 5, 2015)
Hopes for the reburial of the legendary athlete Jim Thorpe, who was a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, have been dashed by the high court.
Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary caseFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court agrees to hear Omaha Reservation boundary case (October 2, 2015)
The high court's October 2015 term is shaping up to be a busy and potentially dangerous one for Indian Country.
Navajo Nation celebrates closure of liquor businesses in ArizonaFiled Under: Business | Health | National
Navajo Nation celebrates closure of liquor businesses in Arizona (September 4, 2015)
Three liquor stores that fell outside of tribal jurisdiction because they were located on fee land are now permanently closed.
Obama backs Omaha Tribe in dispute over reservation boundariesFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Obama backs Omaha Tribe in dispute over reservation boundaries (August 24, 2015)
The outcome of Nebraska v. Parker will determine whether non-Indian liquor stores must pay a 10 percent tax to the tribe.
Omaha Tribe surprised by appeal in reservation boundary caseFiled Under: Law | National
Omaha Tribe surprised by appeal in reservation boundary case (May 28, 2015)
The tribe met with local officials to discuss the matter but wasn't told that a Supreme Court petition had already been drafted.
Mescalero Apache Nation holds liquor referendum on May 12Filed Under: Law | Politics
Mescalero Apache Nation holds liquor referendum on May 12 (May 6, 2015)
Members will determine whether to close the package liquor store, also known as the tribal bar.
Dana Lone Elk: Oglala Sioux Tribe goes back on its word on voteFiled Under: Opinion
Dana Lone Elk: Oglala Sioux Tribe goes back on its word on vote (May 4, 2015)
How can we say your vote counts or matters when tribal council can take that vote away?
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian lawFiled Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court rulings affecting Indian law (March 10, 2015)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions involving tribal interests in Nebraska, Washington and New York and beyond.
Omaha Tribe welcomes denial of rehearing in boundary lawsuitFiled Under: Law | National
Omaha Tribe welcomes denial of rehearing in boundary lawsuit (March 2, 2015)
The non-Indian plaintiffs can now pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting tribesFiled Under: Law
Brian Pierson: Recent federal court decisions affecting tribes (January 13, 2015)
Attorney Brian Pierson reviews some recent federal court decisions affecting Indian law.
Beer company drops name of 'Heyoka' product after complaintsFiled Under: Business
Beer company drops name of 'Heyoka' product after complaints (January 6, 2015)
American Indian Movement activists raised concerns about the use of the Lakota word in an alcoholic beverage.
Dennis Hastings: Omaha tribal sovereignty for 2015 and beyondFiled Under: Law | Opinion
Dennis Hastings: Omaha tribal sovereignty for 2015 and beyond (December 26, 2014)
The Omaha now have an undisputed right to exercise their tribal sovereignty among the ancestral lands of the original 1854 Reservation external boundaries.
8th Circuit sides with Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary caseFiled Under: Business | Law
8th Circuit sides with Omaha Tribe in reservation boundary case (December 19, 2014)
The decision means a group of non-Indian businesses must comply with the tribe's liquor laws and regulations.
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe sues South Dakota over sales taxFiled Under: Business | Law
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe sues South Dakota over sales tax (November 20, 2014)
The state refused to renew the tribe's liquor licenses because the tribe won't collect a tax on the sale of liquor to non-Indians.
Tim Giago: SuAnne Big Crow passed but her dream still lives onFiled Under: Opinion
Tim Giago: SuAnne Big Crow passed but her dream still lives on (November 3, 2014)
SuAnne Big Crow was furious after she watched an NBC broadcast about the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1981.
Regina Brave: Starchy foods and alcohol are killing our peopleFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Regina Brave: Starchy foods and alcohol are killing our people (October 7, 2014)
Alcoholism is a devastating disease unknown to our ancestors. Alcohol now pervades every nook, cranny and dimension of our society.
Business drops bid for liquor license opposed by Red Lake NationFiled Under: Business | Law
Business drops bid for liquor license opposed by Red Lake Nation (September 3, 2014)
The tribe was asking for a liquor-free buffer zone around the reservation.
MPR: Red Lake Nation opposes liquor license near dry reservationFiled Under: Business | Law
MPR: Red Lake Nation opposes liquor license near dry reservation (August 29, 2014)
The tribe is asking Beltrami County, Minnesota, to create an alcohol-free buffer zone around the dry reservation.
Oglala Sioux Tribe still working on plan for legal alcohol salesFiled Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe still working on plan for legal alcohol sales (July 24, 2014)
A court challenge kept the referendum in limbo for much of the past year.
Alcohol fuels most calls to Oglala Sioux Tribe's police officersFiled Under: Law | National
Alcohol fuels most calls to Oglala Sioux Tribe's police officers (May 29, 2014)
More than 200,000 calls come in every year to the police force.
Navajo leaders ask Arizona to cancel licenses for liquor storesFiled Under: Business | Law
Navajo leaders ask Arizona to cancel licenses for liquor stores (May 16, 2014)
A non-Indian man operates three stores on fee land within reservation boundaries.
Oglala Sioux Tribe alcohol referendum in limbo due to court caseFiled Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe alcohol referendum in limbo due to court case (April 14, 2014)
Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota voted last year to legalize alcohol but implementation remains in limbo.
Ivan Starr: Don't treat alcoholism like a crime - it's an illnessFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Starr: Don't treat alcoholism like a crime - it's an illness (February 13, 2014)
I know the alcohol ban on the Pine Ridge began in the mid-1800s.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe to draft alcohol lawsFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe to draft alcohol laws (January 13, 2014)
According to tribal officials the Oglala Sioux Tribal council is now preparing to meet on drafting laws that will allow for the consumption and sale of alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Border town cites  liquor consumption by Navajos as big issueFiled Under: Law
Border town cites liquor consumption by Navajos as big issue (November 8, 2013)
The city of Farmington, New Mexico, says liquor consumption by residents of the Navajo Nation is one of the top concerns facing the next police chief.
Navajo Nation near final agreement to take over detox centerFiled Under: National
Navajo Nation near final agreement to take over detox center (October 10, 2013)
The Navajo Nation is set to take over a detoxification center in Gallup, New Mexico.
Gyasi Ross: Oglala Sioux Tribe makes hard decision on liquorFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Oglala Sioux Tribe makes hard decision on liquor (September 10, 2013)
Gyasi Ross on a recent vote by members of Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to legalize alcohol sales on the reservation.
Letter: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes control with legal alcohol salesFiled Under: Opinion
Letter: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes control with legal alcohol sales (September 9, 2013)
Letter writer says the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota can take control by selling liquor on the reservation.
Lawsuit seeks to stop   Oglala Sioux Tribe from legalizing liquorFiled Under: Law | National
Lawsuit seeks to stop Oglala Sioux Tribe from legalizing liquor (September 6, 2013)
Two members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are seeking to stop the sale of liquor on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

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