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Another fatal accident in Nebraska linked to alcohol sales near reservation border
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Another fatal accident in Nebraska linked to alcohol sales near reservation border (September 14, 2017)
Another fatal accident in Nebraska is being linked to the sale of alcohol near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system
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Native Sun News Today: The fight for Whiteclay moves into the court system (September 8, 2017)
The fight for Whiteclay has moved to the state capital as the fate of the four beer stores lies in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Liquor stores in Pine Ridge Reservation border town ask court for ruling to reopen
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Liquor stores in Pine Ridge Reservation border town ask court for ruling to reopen (August 29, 2017)
The Nebraska Supreme Court heard arguments in a landmark case affecting the sale of liquor in a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Native Sun News Today: Artist captures life in Rosebud Reservation border town
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Native Sun News Today: Artist captures life in Rosebud Reservation border town (August 25, 2017)
Growing up on the periphery of the Rosebud Reservation, artist Jane Seaton enjoyed a childhood unlike many others.

Whiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in Nebraska
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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 halt
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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 down
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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 battle
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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 licenses
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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 beginning
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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 licenses
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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 licenses
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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 stores
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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.

Native Sun News Today: Whiteclay liquor sales up for review again
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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 addictions
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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?

Native Sun News Today: Tribal citizens share bordertown stories
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Native Sun News Today: Tribal citizens share bordertown stories (September 20, 2016)
The Montana State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Civil Rights Commission heard a number of heart-wrenching personal experiences from Native people.

Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter
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Harlan McKosato: Let's work to ensure Native lives really matter (August 18, 2016)
The national media never mentions that more Natives are killed by police, per capita, than any other racial or ethnic group.

Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination
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Civil Rights Commission sets briefing on border town discrimination (August 1, 2016)
The Montana Advisory Committee will hear from tribal leaders and other officials about discrimination faced by Native Americans in Montana's largest city.

Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer
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Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting of Navajo woman by police officer (August 1, 2016)
Loreal Tsingine, a 27-year-old mother, was shot and killed in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation border.

Lakota Country Times: Blaze destroys Native-owned grocery store
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Lakota Country Times: Blaze destroys Native-owned grocery store (August 1, 2016)
A store owned by a local Lakota family burned to the ground in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska.

Pamela Peters: Leaving the Navajo Nation helped me find purpose
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Pamela Peters: Leaving the Navajo Nation helped me find purpose (August 1, 2016)
As a very young child, it didn’t occur to me to question my family’s bi-cultural way of my life.

Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman
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Police officer cleared for fatal shooting of Navajo Nation woman (July 25, 2016)
Loreal Juana Barnell Tsingine was killed on March 27 in Winslow, Arizona, a community near the reservation.

Johnny Rustywire: Navajo mother worked hard at motel for family
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Johnny Rustywire: Navajo mother worked hard at motel for family (July 25, 2016)
The Pony Soldier Motel on Route 66 was just around the bend to East Flag—as in Flagstaff, Arizona, called Kinlani in Navajo.

Activists seek closure of liquor stores in reservation border town
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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.

Albert Bender: Navajo woman gunned down by police officer in border town
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Albert Bender: Navajo woman gunned down by police officer in border town (May 12, 2016)
Who should be considered credible? Border town police who have a reputation for wantonly abusing and killing Native people?

Border town promises change after fatal shooting of Navajo woman
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Border town promises change after fatal shooting of Navajo woman (May 10, 2016)
Loreal Tsingine, 27, was shot and killed by a police officer in Winslow, Arizona, on March 27.

Brothers awarded $450K for anti-Indian beating at New Mexico bar
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Brothers awarded $450K for anti-Indian beating at New Mexico bar (May 5, 2016)
A bouncer testified that a bar manager yelled anti-Indian slurs at the two brothers and that Indian patrons were often denied entry at the Top Deck in Farmington.

Native Sun News: Group aims to bring positive change to Rapid City
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Native Sun News: Group aims to bring positive change to Rapid City (May 5, 2016)
In February 2015, several powerful leaders of the Lakota community came together to discuss the escalating racial conflict in Rapid City, South Dakota, particularly involving police.

Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting
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Navajo Nation leaders press DOJ to investigate fatal police shooting (April 8, 2016)
Tribal leaders and members see the death of Loreal Tsingine as a sign of the discrimination hey encounter in a border town near the reservation.

Navajo Nation woman shot and killed by police officer in Arizona
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Navajo Nation woman shot and killed by police officer in Arizona (March 30, 2016)
The shooting took place in Winslow, a city south of the border of the reservation.

Brandon Ecoffey: Columnist fired for praising Native-owned paper
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Brandon Ecoffey: Columnist fired for praising Native-owned paper (March 28, 2016)
Just a couple weeks ago, Jim Kent, a widely publicized columnist was informed by the Rapid City Journal that he would no longer be employed by the paper.

Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case
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Supreme Court ruling emboldens tribes in another boundary case (March 25, 2016)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe are defending their reservation borders in a long-running dispute with the state of Wyoming.

Lakota Country Times: Activists continue battle to close Whiteclay
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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.

Activists rally in support of Indigenous Peoples' Day in Flagstaff
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Activists rally in support of Indigenous Peoples' Day in Flagstaff (February 16, 2016)
A resolution being considered by the city council would bring about concrete change with public hearings, a report and an action plan to improve the lives of Native Americans who live, work and attend school in the city.

Native activists ask Obama to help with liquor sales in Whiteclay
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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.

Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in Whiteclay
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Mary Annette Pember: Oglala man runs grocery store in Whiteclay (February 1, 2016)
Terry Two Bull’s guacamole is so good that people are willing to lie for it it.

Native Sun News: Racist treatment of Indian students addressed
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Native Sun News: Racist treatment of Indian students addressed (January 21, 2016)
For over a century, more than just a bridge has separated non-Indian people living in the township of Flandreau, South Dakota, and Indian students and residents of the Flandreau Indian School.

Non-Indian defendant gets life for shootings of tribal members
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Non-Indian defendant gets life for shootings of tribal members (January 11, 2016)
Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe were shot as they slept -- Stallone Trosper was killed while James Goggles survived.

Kevin Abourezk: 'Christmas in Whiteclay' tackles liquor problems
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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,

Native Sun News: Former mayor reflects on tenure in Rapid City
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Native Sun News: Former mayor reflects on tenure in Rapid City (October 19, 2015)
When Mayor Sam Kooiker lost his re-election in June, the Native American community living within the city limits lost a major proponent and advocate for their needs.

Editorial: Nebraska must do more to address liquor in Whiteclay
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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.

Guilty pleas for shootings of Indian men in Wyoming border town
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Guilty pleas for shootings of Indian men in Wyoming border town (October 2, 2015)
Stallone Trosper, 29, was murdered while he slept and James Goggles, 50, was seriously injured in the July 18 incident in Riverton.

Navajo Nation to stop operating detox center in border town
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Navajo Nation to stop operating detox center in border town (September 14, 2015)
The tribe will no longer operate the Gallup Detox Center as of October 3.

Ivan F. Star Comes Out: I was wrong about racism in Rapid City
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Ivan F. Star Comes Out: I was wrong about racism in Rapid City (September 10, 2015)
I found that my current resentment toward white people in general comes from the fact that I had allowed myself to actually believe that racism had been put to rest here in South Dakota.

Native Sun News: City faces possible suit from Lakota 57 parents
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Native Sun News: City faces possible suit from Lakota 57 parents (September 3, 2015)
On Sept. 1, Magistrate Judge Eric Strawn issued a not guilty verdict in the case of Trace O’Connell.

Parents of Lakota 57 respond to not guilty verdict in Rapid City
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Parents of Lakota 57 respond to not guilty verdict in Rapid City (September 2, 2015)
We are sickened by this white man's decision to allow other rich white men to harm Indian children for fun, while drunk, because they knew they could get away with it.

Lakota Country Times: Not guilty verdict after Lakota 57 trial
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Lakota Country Times: Not guilty verdict after Lakota 57 trial (September 1, 2015)
Trace O’Connell, the non-Native man was accused of throwing beer and yelling racially charged comments at a group of 57 Lakota children during a semi-pro hockey game this past January, has been found not guilty of disorderly conduct.

Native Sun News: Lakota 57 parents seek counseling for incident
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Native Sun News: Lakota 57 parents seek counseling for incident (August 31, 2015)
Some American Horse School parents would like their children to receive the counseling they were promised following the Jan. 24 incident at the Rush Hockey Game in Rapid City, South Dakota.

James Giago Davies: There's trouble brewing on the racist horizon
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James Giago Davies: There's trouble brewing on the racist horizon (August 28, 2015)
Kids are ready to go back to school, football season about to kick off, it seems like just another late August, but something is brewing, something disturbing moves in a mysterious way.

Native Sun News: Lakota activist pushes for hate crime statute
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Native Sun News: Lakota activist pushes for hate crime statute (August 14, 2015)
Racism is hard to prove and when it is proven in a court of law, there is no city ordinance in Rapid City which can effectively adjudicate or impose a harsher sentence for the convicted.

Jim Kent: An act of theater with beer-spilling trial in Rapid City
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Jim Kent: An act of theater with beer-spilling trial in Rapid City (August 10, 2015)
So, there I was as the warm weather blew in, black planner in hand, scrolling through Rapid City’s entertainment events trying to decide which were worthwhile.

FBI launches preliminary probe into shootings of Indian men
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FBI launches preliminary probe into shootings of Indian men (August 7, 2015)
Leaders of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming traveled to Washington, D.C, to make the case for federal intervention.

Native Sun News: Center examines security after racial incident
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Native Sun News: Center examines security after racial incident (August 7, 2015)
While the alleged hooligan sports fan awaits the results of his poor decision making, Trace O’Connell may also be banned from future events at the civic center; depending on the outcome of his disorderly conduct trial.

Democrats call for hate crimes law after attack on Indian men
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Democrats call for hate crimes law after attack on Indian men (August 6, 2015)
One member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe was murdered and another was left with serious injuries after both were shot in the head by a non-Indian assailant.

Native Sun News: Oglala father speaks out about racial incident
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Native Sun News: Oglala father speaks out about racial incident (August 5, 2015)
Many American Horse School family members feel city attorney, Joel Landeen, failed to represent them properly in the disorderly conduct trial against Trace O’Connell.

Brandon Ecoffey: Rapid City continues with tradition of racism
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Brandon Ecoffey: Rapid City continues with tradition of racism (July 31, 2015)
The city that once played home to land snatchers and race baiting newspaper men in the mid to late 1800’s has continued on with its legacy of welcoming outright racism.

Shooting highlights racial tensions on Wind River Reservation
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Shooting highlights racial tensions on Wind River Reservation (July 30, 2015)
Two members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe were shot by a non-Indian assailant. One died and the other remains in serious condition.

Native Sun News: Rapid City trial ends with no defense witnesses
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Native Sun News: Rapid City trial ends with no defense witnesses (July 29, 2015)
The trial of Trace O’Connell ended abruptly on the morning of Thursday, July 23 before the supporters of the American Horse School could all file into the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City, South Dakota.

Brandon Ecoffey: Race remains an issue for police in Rapid City
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Race remains an issue for police in Rapid City (July 27, 2015)
Much of the tension that exists between law enforcement and minority communities is based in the truth that the laws that are enforced in minority communities are not only different but also enforced differently.

Rapid City mayor questions charge in beer-spilling incident
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Rapid City mayor questions charge in beer-spilling incident (July 24, 2015)
Mayor Steve Allender blames 'social media' for stirring the pot in a closely-watched trial involving the mistreatment of Indian children.

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