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Native Sun News Today: Tribal leaders absent at border town liquor summit
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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
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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
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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.

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.

Whiteclay liquor licenses under review amid outcry in Nebraska
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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
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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?

Nebraska county backs liquor licenses in reservation border town
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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
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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.

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.

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

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.

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,

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.

Ivan Star: Ignoring alcoholism leads to destruction of the Lakota
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Native Sun News: Statement from Oglala Sioux Tribe president
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Native Sun News: Statement from Oglala Sioux Tribe president (June 18, 2013)
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 Whiteclay
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux president arrested in Whiteclay (June 17, 2013)
Bryan Brewer, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has been arrested in Nebraska.

Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux  Tribe approves vote on alcohol
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Kevin Abourezk: Oglala Sioux Tribe approves vote on alcohol (June 12, 2013)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has approved a referendum on alcohol sales

Kevin Abourezk: Activist arrested over Whiteclay incidents
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Kevin Abourezk: Activist arrested over Whiteclay incidents (May 27, 2013)
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 sales
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Roadblock erected at Whiteclay in protest of liquor sales (May 16, 2013)
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 stores
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Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe takes on Whiteclay stores (March 7, 2013)
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 sales
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Oglala Sioux Tribe continues fight over border town liquor sales (March 6, 2013)
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 Whiteclay
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Students launch boycott of beer products due to Whiteclay (January 24, 2013)
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 sales
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New president of Oglala Sioux Tribe won't support liquor sales (November 27, 2012)
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 alcohol
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Proponent expects Oglala Sioux Tribe to allow sale of alcohol (November 16, 2012)
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 taxes
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Oglala Sioux Tribe could see $6M in revenue from alcohol taxes (October 19, 2012)
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 Tribe
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Letter: Alcohol prohibition isn't working for Oglala Sioux Tribe (October 16, 2012)
"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 liquor
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NPR: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs next move on Whiteclay liquor (October 12, 2012)
"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 alcohol
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Oglala Sioux Tribe could tap into revenues from sale of alcohol (October 10, 2012)
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...

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