Kevin Abourezk: Panel focuses on problems at Whiteclay
"A tribal president, a religious leader, an author and a filmmaker are among those invited to take part in an April 7 panel discussion at Bellevue University on alcohol sales at Whiteclay.

"This event provides an excellent opportunity for students and guests to learn more about the Whiteclay experience and join in the conversation," said Patrick Artz, Bellevue University professor and panel moderator.

The discussion, "Whiteclay: The Next Generation," will start at 11 a.m. in the Hitchcock Humanities Center on the university's main campus, 1000 Galvin Road South, in Bellevue.

The event is free and open to the public.

Four beer stores in Whiteclay sell more than 4 million cans of beer a year mainly to residents of the nearby dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Legislature is considering a bill that would allow counties, villages or towns near Whiteclay to apply for state assistance to battle alcohol problems.

The hour-long April 7 panel discussion features tribal leaders, including Oglala Sioux Tribe President Theresa Two Bulls and Lance Morgan, president and CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., a Winnebago corporation."

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