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Oglala Sioux Tribe votes on legalizing marijuana and alcohol
Oglala Sioux Tribe votes on legalizing marijuana and alcohol (March 9, 2020)

Citizens of the Oglala Sioux Tribe are weighing two big issues this week.


Native Sun News Today: The legend of Wahanpi, the protest dog
Native Sun News Today: The legend of Wahanpi, the protest dog (February 5, 2020)

Ahani (a long time ago), before there were horses, Sunka (dog) was sacred to the Oceti Sakonwin.


'The spirits are talking': Leaders speak of hope and healing in reservation border town
'The spirits are talking': Leaders speak of hope and healing in reservation border town (October 30, 2019)

The wind speaks in this place. Sometimes it’s loud and abrasive and seeks to humble those who have failed to listen to the truths it has breathed upon them.


Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere
Indian Country and allies say goodbye to 'hero' Frank LaMere (June 17, 2019)

Peace and justice activist Frank LaMere is being laid to rest on the Winnebago Reservation as Native leaders and allies celebrate his legacy.


Native activist receives honorary degree for work in border town
Native activist receives honorary degree for work in border town (May 13, 2019)

Frank LaMere was arrested for protesting the sale of liquor in a community near the Pine Ridge Reservation. Now his work is being celebrated.


Healing center aims to offer hope in reservation border town
Healing center aims to offer hope in reservation border town (April 30, 2019)

Liquor sales have ended in Whiteclay, a town near the Pine Ridge Reservation. But the healing is only beginning.


Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death
Lawsuit blames Indian Health Service and 'rent-a-doc' for Lakota woman's death (March 14, 2019)

Sherry Wounded Foot was taken to an Indian Health Service hospital with severe injuries but treatment was slow to arrive, according to a new lawsuit.


March held in honor of Native children lost in foster care
March held in honor of Native children lost in foster care (November 22, 2018)

Activists continue to march in honor of Native children who died after being taken from their families.


Native Sun News Today: Seeking justice for victims at Whiteclay
Native Sun News Today: Seeking justice for victims at Whiteclay (November 8, 2018)

Activists and citizens are seeking action about unsolved deaths in a tiny town near the Pine Ridge Reservation.


Activists mark year since official halt to liquor sales in Whiteclay
Activists mark year since official halt to liquor sales in Whiteclay (October 8, 2018)

Millions of cans of beer are no longer being sold in a small reservation border town.


Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights
Frank LaMere: Native people are still fighting for our own rights (February 12, 2018)

It seems like it is always the Indians versus their neighbors or my Winnebago people versus the whole world.


Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town
Activists seek action on unsolved deaths in Pine Ridge Reservation border town (February 7, 2018)

Activists in Nebraska are continuing the fight for justice in Whiteclay, calling on law enforcement to investigate several unsolved deaths and murders in the reservation border town.


Ivan Star Comes Out: We should be asking ourselves 'What's next?' at Whiteclay
Ivan Star Comes Out: We should be asking ourselves 'What's next?' at Whiteclay (November 16, 2017)

The Whiteclay name has always been associated with alcohol and is a reminder of the government’s systematic appropriation of original treaty lands.


Lakota man dreams of building tipis in Whiteclay to rebuild border town economy
Lakota man dreams of building tipis in Whiteclay to rebuild border town economy (November 7, 2017)

Leo Yankton sees an opportunity to bring economic development to Whiteclay, a long-vilified place where four beer stores sold the equivalent of nearly 4 million cans of beer a year until being shut down.


Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders absent at border town liquor summit
Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders absent at border town liquor summit (October 13, 2017)

The Whiteclay Summit consisted mostly of white people -- nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurs, healthcare officials, Christian outreach groups -- but very few Native Americans.


Native Sun News Today: Liquor stores in reservation border town remain closed
Native Sun News Today: Liquor stores in reservation border town remain closed (October 4, 2017)

The beer stores in Whiteclay will remain closed – likely for good after the Nebraska Supreme Court issued a decision in the closely-watched case.


Another fatal accident in Nebraska linked to alcohol sales near reservation border
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
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
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.


Whiteclay liquor store owners head to highest court in Nebraska
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Nebraska
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 again
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
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 town
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.


Lakota Country Times: Blaze destroys Native-owned grocery store
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.


Activists seek closure of liquor stores in reservation border town
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.


Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at home
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.


Lakota Country Times: Activists continue battle to close Whiteclay
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 Whiteclay
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
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.


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


Ivan Star: Ignoring alcoholism leads to destruction of the Lakota
Ivan Star: Ignoring alcoholism leads to destruction of the Lakota (January 29, 2015)

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 on
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 people
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.


Native Sun News: Indigenous Riders roar through reservations
Native Sun News: Indigenous Riders roar through reservations (August 11, 2014)

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 illness
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.


Fire that burned Oglala Sioux man was set without permission
Fire that burned Oglala Sioux man was set without permission (October 10, 2013)

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 liquor
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 sales
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.


Brandon Ecoffey: Assumptions in newspapers can cut both ways
Brandon Ecoffey: Assumptions in newspapers can cut both ways (September 4, 2013)

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 sales
Oglala Sioux Tribe opens polls for referendum on alcohol sales (August 13, 2013)

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 caps
Native Sun News: Oglala leader discusses liquor and per caps (July 23, 2013)

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 liquor
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe must take responsibility for liquor (July 17, 2013)

Newspaper calls on the Oglala Sioux Tribe to take responsibility for alcohol problems.


Majority of tribes allow some form of alcohol on reservations
Majority of tribes allow some form of alcohol on reservations (July 15, 2013)

A majority of tribes allow some form of alcohol on their reservations.


Beer distributor changes delivery process for Whiteclay stores
Beer distributor changes delivery process for Whiteclay stores (July 11, 2013)

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 reservation
Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs legal sales of alcohol on reservation (July 10, 2013)

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 meeting
Kevin Abourezk: Oglala leader walks out of Whiteclay meeting (July 9, 2013)

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 liquor
Kevin Abourezk: Nebraska governor won't halt Whiteclay liquor (July 8, 2013)

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 alcohol
Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe should legalize sales of alcohol (June 24, 2013)

Nebraska newspaper supports legal alcohol sales by the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


Native Sun News:  Camp Zero Tolerance sets up by Whiteclay
Native Sun News: Camp Zero Tolerance sets up by Whiteclay (June 21, 2013)

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 Whiteclay
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president arrested in Whiteclay (June 19, 2013)

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.