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Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licensesFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Whiteclay liquor stores ordered to shut down after losing licenses (04/20)
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 (04/07)
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 (03/28)
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 (03/21)
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 (02/24)
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 (01/11)
Native activists and their supporters continue efforts to shut down the sale of liquor near the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Lakota Country Times: Blaze destroys Native-owned grocery storeFiled Under: Business | National
Lakota Country Times: Blaze destroys Native-owned grocery store (08/01)
A store owned by a local Lakota family burned to the ground in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska.
Activists seek closure of liquor stores in reservation border townFiled Under: Law | National
Activists seek closure of liquor stores in reservation border town (06/08)
Four stores in a town of 10 people are responsible for selling an estimated 3.5 million cans of beer a year.
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at homeFiled Under: Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at home (05/26)
Although alcohol is illegal on our homeland, laws are minimal and punishment is lackadaisical.
Lakota Country Times: Activists continue battle to close WhiteclayFiled Under: National
Lakota Country Times: Activists continue battle to close Whiteclay (03/04)
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 (02/11)
Four liquor establishments in the small Nebraska village sell nearly 4 million cans of beer a year, primarily to Native Americans.
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in WhiteclayFiled Under: Business | National
Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in Whiteclay (02/01)
Terry Two Bull’s guacamole is so good that people are willing to lie for it it.
Kevin Abourezk: 'Christmas in Whiteclay' tackles liquor problemsFiled Under: Arts & Entertainment | Law | National
Kevin Abourezk: 'Christmas in Whiteclay' tackles liquor problems (12/14)
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 (10/13)
It's impossible to accurately quantify human suffering with money, but the Whiteclay situation has its own facts and figure.
Ivan Star: Ignoring alcoholism leads to destruction of the LakotaFiled Under: Health | Opinion
Ivan Star: Ignoring alcoholism leads to destruction of the Lakota (01/29)
Nearly every household on the Pine Ridge Reservation is seriously affected by the devastating results of alcoholism.
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 (11/03)
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 (10/07)
Alcoholism is a devastating disease unknown to our ancestors. Alcohol now pervades every nook, cranny and dimension of our society.
Native Sun News: Indigenous Riders roar through reservationsFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Indigenous Riders roar through reservations (08/11)
A small number of people with big hearts roared into Pine Ridge last week to provide a buffalo feed, stories, and some much needed relaxation to members of the community.
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 (02/13)
I know the alcohol ban on the Pine Ridge began in the mid-1800s.
Fire that burned Oglala Sioux man was set without permissionFiled Under: Law | National
Fire that burned Oglala Sioux man was set without permission (10/10)
A prescribed fire that left severe injuries on a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was set without permission.
Gyasi Ross: Oglala Sioux Tribe makes hard decision on liquorFiled Under: Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Oglala Sioux Tribe makes hard decision on liquor (09/10)
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 (09/09)
Letter writer says the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota can take control by selling liquor on the reservation.
Brandon Ecoffey: Assumptions in newspapers can cut both waysFiled Under: Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Assumptions in newspapers can cut both ways (09/04)
At one point in time the media’s responsibility was two fold: one, to serve as the ultimate check and balance for governments and two, to provide unbiased news so the general populace could more effectively make informed decisions in everyday life.
Oglala Sioux Tribe opens polls for referendum on alcohol salesFiled Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe opens polls for referendum on alcohol sales (08/13)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota opens the polls this morning for a referendum to legalize alcohol on the reservation.
Native Sun News: Oglala leader discusses liquor and per capsFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala leader discusses liquor and per caps (07/23)
A lifelong resident of Pine Ridge village and a Navy veteran, Larry Eagle Bull Sr., sat down with Native Sun News to speak on a number of important topics facing the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must take responsibility for liquorFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must take responsibility for liquor (07/17)
Newspaper calls on the Oglala Sioux Tribe to take responsibility for alcohol problems.
Majority of tribes allow some form of alcohol on reservationsFiled Under: National | Politics
Majority of tribes allow some form of alcohol on reservations (07/15)
A majority of tribes allow some form of alcohol on their reservations.
Beer distributor changes delivery process for Whiteclay storesFiled Under: Business | Law
Beer distributor changes delivery process for Whiteclay stores (07/11)
A beer distributor will no longer send delivery trucks to Whiteclay, Nebraska, after running into problems there.
Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs legal sales of alcohol on reservationFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs legal sales of alcohol on reservation (07/10)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will be holding a referendum to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala leader walks out of Whiteclay meetingFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala leader walks out of Whiteclay meeting (07/09)
Kevin Abourezk reports on a very short meeting between Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer and Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman (R).
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska governor won't halt    Whiteclay liquorFiled Under: Law | National
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska governor won't halt Whiteclay liquor (07/08)
Kevin Abourezk reports on Nebraska governor's comments regarding the sale of liquor in Whiteclay, a border town
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe should legalize sales of alcoholFiled Under: Opinion
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe should legalize sales of alcohol (06/24)
Nebraska newspaper supports legal alcohol sales by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Native Sun News:  Camp Zero Tolerance sets up by WhiteclayFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Camp Zero Tolerance sets up by Whiteclay (06/21)
A better life for all the youth on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, nothing more, nothing less; that is what Olowan Martinez and the rest of the members of Camp Zero-Tolerance are striving for.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president arrested in WhiteclayFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president arrested in Whiteclay (06/19)
Oglala Sioux tribal President Bryan Brewer was arrested in Whiteclay, NE by a Sheridan County law enforcement official while walking through the border town on Monday.
Native Sun News: Statement from Oglala Sioux Tribe presidentFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Statement from Oglala Sioux Tribe president (06/18)
Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, issued a statement exclusively to the Native Sun News following his arrest in Nebraska.
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president arrested in WhiteclayFiled Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president arrested in Whiteclay (06/17)
Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has been arrested in Nebraska.
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux  Tribe approves vote on alcoholFiled Under: National | Politics
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe approves vote on alcohol (06/12)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has approved a referendum on alcohol sales
Kevin Abourezk: Activist arrested over Whiteclay incidentsFiled Under: Law | National
Kevin Abourezk: Activist arrested over Whiteclay incidents (05/27)
Kevin Abourezk on efforts to address the sale of liquor in Whiteclay, Nebraska: Nebraska authorities arrested an activist seeking an end to alcohol sales in Whiteclay on Friday morning before...
Roadblock erected at Whiteclay in protest of liquor salesFiled Under: National
Roadblock erected at Whiteclay in protest of liquor sales (05/16)
A group of protesters erected a roadblock at Whiteclay, Nebraska, in protest of liquor sales in the border town. Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, said the...
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes on Whiteclay storesFiled Under: National
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes on Whiteclay stores (03/07)
The following story appears in the latest issue of the Native Sun News. All content © Native Sun News. Alex White Plume OST President vows to shut down border town...
Oglala Sioux Tribe continues fight over  border town liquor salesFiled Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe continues fight over border town liquor sales (03/06)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota isn't giving up on its campaign to stop the sale of liquor in a town just across the border in Nebraska. Activists and...
Students launch boycott of beer products due to WhiteclayFiled Under: National
Students launch boycott of beer products due to Whiteclay (01/24)
Students at three Nebraska universities and a high school are boycotting products made by Anheuser-Busch. The students hope the boycott will stop the company from selling its products in Whiteclay....
New president of Oglala Sioux Tribe won't support liquor salesFiled Under: Law | National
New president of Oglala Sioux Tribe won't support liquor sales (11/27)
The incoming leader of the Oglala Sioux Tribe doesn't support the legalization of alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Byran Brewer will take office next week. He said the tribe,...
Proponent expects Oglala Sioux Tribe  to  allow    sale of alcoholFiled Under: Law | National
Proponent expects Oglala Sioux Tribe to allow sale of alcohol (11/16)
The council of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will vote November 27 on a proposal to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. James “Toby” Big Boy, the...
Oglala Sioux Tribe could see $6M in   revenue from alcohol taxesFiled Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe could see $6M in revenue from alcohol taxes (10/19)
Legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation could bring in $6 million a year in tax revenues for the Oglala Sioux Tribe, according to one proponent. James Big Boy, the...
Letter: Alcohol prohibition isn't  working  for    Oglala Sioux TribeFiled Under: Opinion
Letter: Alcohol prohibition isn't working for Oglala Sioux Tribe (10/16)
"I applaud the Oglala Sioux Tribe for proposing to lift its alcohol ban. Prohibition not only fails to stop drinking, but also worsens the horrific consequences of alcohol abuse. Despite...
NPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs next move on  Whiteclay liquorFiled Under: Law | National
NPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs next move on Whiteclay liquor (10/12)
"Anheuser-Busch, Pabst and MillerCoors are among the big beer makers the Oglala Sioux tribe has accused of illegally selling millions of cans of beer each year in Whiteclay, Neb. The...
Oglala Sioux Tribe could tap into  revenues from    sale of alcoholFiled Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe could tap into revenues from sale of alcohol (10/10)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota could see millions of dollars in revenue from alcohol sales, some members say The Pine Ridge Reservation is dry but residents find a...
Oglala Sioux Tribe urged to lift alcohol sales ban   on reservationFiled Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe urged to lift alcohol sales ban on reservation (10/05)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota might consider lifting its ban on alcohol on the reservation. James Big Boy, the chairman of the tribe's Law and Order Committee, will...
Oglala Sioux Tribe could pursue Whiteclay lawsuit in state courtFiled Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe could pursue Whiteclay lawsuit in state court (10/03)
An attorney is advising the Oglala Sioux Tribe to pursue its Whiteclay lawsuit in state court after a federal judge dismissed the case. The tribe blames liquor companies, liquor distributors...
Judge dismisses   Oglala Sioux Tribe's case over Whiteclay liquorFiled Under: Business | Environment
Judge dismisses Oglala Sioux Tribe's case over Whiteclay liquor (10/02)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe can't pursue its Whiteclay lawsuit in federal court, a judge ruled on Monday. The tribe sued liquor companies, liquor distributors and liquor stores over sales of...
KVNO: Battling alcohol problems in the border town of WhiteclayFiled Under: National
KVNO: Battling alcohol problems in the border town of Whiteclay (07/20)
'In the first part of our series Battling Alcoholism in Whiteclay, we visited the small Nebraska town on the border of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Four...
New store in Whiteclay seeks to improve Oglala Sioux relationsFiled Under: Business | National
New store in Whiteclay seeks to improve Oglala Sioux relations (06/28)
A non-Indian woman has opened a new store in Whiteclay, Nebraska, in hopes of improving relations with members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. KC Willis says the LightShine Thrift Store...
Oglala Sioux man suing county over prescribed burn at Whiteclay Filed Under: Law
Oglala Sioux man suing county over prescribed burn at Whiteclay (06/25)
A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who was suffered burns over 25 percent of his body is suing authorities in Nebraska for setting a prescribed...
Oglala Sioux vice president speaks about alcohol-related arrest Filed Under: Law | National
Oglala Sioux vice president speaks about alcohol-related arrest (06/08)
Tom Poor Bear, the vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, was arrested in February on an alcohol-related charge. Poor Bear admitted he went out drinking. A...
Stephanie Woodard: Confessions of a Whiteclay beer customer Filed Under: Law | National
Stephanie Woodard: Confessions of a Whiteclay beer customer (06/07)
"We went to a tribal member who spent years patronizing Whiteclay’s beer stores, but has now sobered up and turned his life around. He asked to remain anonymous, for fear...
Stephanie Woodard: Beer profiteers fighting Whiteclay lawsuit Filed Under: Law | National
Stephanie Woodard: Beer profiteers fighting Whiteclay lawsuit (06/06)
"The Oglala Lakota elder spread out the map on her kitchen table. It showed the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where possessing, consuming or selling booze can land you in...
Mary Pember: Whiteclay lawsuit puts alcoholism on front burner Filed Under: Opinion
Mary Pember: Whiteclay lawsuit puts alcoholism on front burner (06/05)
"As a Native American woman and recovering alcoholic I am grateful for Whiteclay, Nebraska for the simple reason that it keeps the disease of alcoholism and addiction right where it...
Column: Pine Ridge Reservation is drowning in Whiteclay alcoholFiled Under: Opinion
Column: Pine Ridge Reservation is drowning in Whiteclay alcohol (05/31)
"Just six hours from Denver is the town of Whiteclay, Neb. Its population: about 12. Yet in 2010, this tiny town sold 465,000 gallons of beer, enough for nearly 5...
Opinion: Liquor companies profiting from addiction in WhiteclayFiled Under: Opinion
Opinion: Liquor companies profiting from addiction in Whiteclay (05/21)
"Big brewers like Anheuser-Busch frequently admonish us imbibers of their grain products to "drink responsibly." Well, I say back to them: Lobby responsibly. In particular, I point to a disgusting...

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