the battle for whiteclay.

For the 13th year, Pine Ridge activists marched to Whiteclay, Neb., to protest violence and alcoholism after two Native Americans were found dead near the border town in 1999. Whiteclay, two miles South of Pine Ridge, serves as an alcohol destination town for the dry Pine Ridge reservation. The town has been in national news since February, when the Oglala Sioux Tribe filed a lawsuit against the owners of four liquor stores there. Whiteclay liquor stores sold more than 4 million cans of beer last year, according to the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. The march led to the arrest of five members of the Deep Green Resistance group.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really nice work here, Aaron.