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To solve alcoholism, Native Americans must look inside reservations

Last month, Nebraska officials voted to revoke the licenses of four liquor stores near the border of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

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9/13/2017

article Girl, 6, killed in third alcohol-related crash since Whiteclay beer stores closed
(Nebraska) -- A 6-year-old girl died last weekend in the third alcohol-related fatal crash south of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since beer sales ended in Whiteclay...

9/11/2017

article LaMERE: More justice needed at Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- I recently saw and read a resolution passed by the Nebraska Democratic Party in Chadron calling for the cessation of alcohol sales at Whiteclay. It said...

8/30/2017

article Whiteclay beer sales now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court
(Nebraska) -- The battle of the Whiteclay liquor stores continued Tuesday as the issue was taken up by the Nebraska Supreme Court. Last May, the Liquor Control...

8/29/2017

article Court to decide fate of beer stores near dry SD reservation
(Nebraska) -- The fate of four stores criticized for selling millions of cans of beer next to a dry South Dakota Indian reservation now rests with Nebraska's highest...
article Fate of Whiteclay beer sales in Nebraska Supreme Court's hands
(Nebraska) -- The fate of beer sales in Whiteclay is now in the hands of the Nebraska Supreme Court. During a 40-minute hearing Tuesday at the Capitol, justices quizzed...
article Jurisdiction is key issue as Nebraska Supreme Court begins hearings on Whiteclay beer stores
(Nebraska) -- A fully engaged Nebraska Supreme Court peppered lawyers with questions during a hearing Tuesday to decide the future of beer sales in the village of...

8/27/2017

article The Public Pulse: The children of Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- I am concerned that people think that those who support the closing of the liquor stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, are picking on those store owners. We are...
article Whiteclay dries up for the summer after beer stores close
(Nebraska) -- This has been the first dry summer in decades in Whiteclay, Nebraska. The state recently took away all the liquor licenses in the small town known for...

8/26/2017

article Ending Whiteclay beer sales a 'human life issue' to social conservatives
(Nebraska) -- It was a stunning moment of near-unanimity at the Capitol. When state Sens. Patty Pansing Brooks and Tom Brewer jointly announced to their fellow lawmakers...

8/21/2017

article Nebraska Supreme Court turns down two groups’ request to join case against Whiteclay beer stores
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court has denied a request by two groups that advocate for the poor to join the legal case against the Whiteclay beer stores.

8/5/2017

article Towns surrounding Pine Ridge Indian Reservation see spike in alcohol sales
(South Dakota) -- Since liquor stores in Whiteclay closed their doors on April 30, 2017, towns surrounding the alcohol-free Pine Ridge Indian Reservation have seen a...

7/31/2017

article Attorney says liquor board acted in ‘blatant disregard’ of law in closing Whiteclay beer stores
(Nebraska) -- The beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, should not have been closed because they enjoy a “renewal privilege” for their state liquor licenses,...

7/28/2017

article Nebraska liquor sales increase in towns near reservation
(Nebraska) -- Liquor outlets in Nebraska communities near a South Dakota Native American reservation where alcohol is banned have seen sales boom since beer stores at a...

7/27/2017

article Officials give differing views on what decrease in Whiteclay beer sales means
(Nebraska) -- Beer purchases have declined in the vicinity of Whiteclay, Nebraska, in the wake of the April closings of the village’s four beer stores, but two...
article Whiteclay closures lead to boom in booze sales for nearby communities
(Nebraska) -- The closure of four beer stores in Whiteclay has led to booming booze sales in surrounding towns. Liquor stores in Rushville, Gordon, Chadron and Hay...

7/15/2017

article Woman's alcohol-related crash death in Sheridan County is first since Whiteclay beer stores closed
(Nebraska) -- A 49-year-old woman died as the result of an alcohol-related crash in Sheridan County earlier this month. It was the first such death in the county since...

7/11/2017

article Whiteclay's liquor-related problems rival 'Chicago in the Roaring Twenties,' state tells Nebraska Supreme Court
(Nebraska) -- The lack of law enforcement in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay, Nebraska, has allowed “epidemic” liquor-related problems rivaling...

7/10/2017

article Nebraska Supreme Court hears of Whiteclay 'epidemic' in state's written arguments
(Nebraska) -- The lack of law enforcement in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay, Nebraska, has allowed “epidemic” liquor-related problems rivaling...
article Whiteclay 'should be an embarrassment' to Nebraska, state lawyers say
(Nebraska) -- The rampant lawlessness and intoxication in Whiteclay "would have been impressive in Chicago in the Roaring Twenties," let alone a village of...

6/6/2017

article Camp Whiteclay Justice aims to foster communication
(South Dakota) -- More than a dozen people have set up camp just across the South Dakota border from Whiteclay, hoping to have a voice in discussions about the questions...
article Supporters see improvement, while critics see new problems a month after Whiteclay beer stores closed
(Nebraska) -- In the shade of a graffiti-covered metal shed, 60-year-old Fred Two Two and a group of four friends sipped from cans of malt liquor and a half-pint of...
article Whiteclay task force envisions transformation in village
(Nebraska) -- The saga of this century-old source of alcohol isn’t over, even if beer sales here never resume. State lawmakers, nonprofit groups and Native and non...

6/5/2017

article Anti-Whiteclay activists set up camp; they say they'll stay until beer stores' fate sealed
(Nebraska) -- Activists have set up camp outside Whiteclay and says they won't leave until the fate of the village's four embattled beer stores is sealed....

5/29/2017

article Opponents of Whiteclay beer sales seek dismissal of stores' bid to reopen
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County opponents of four closed beer stores in Whiteclay are trying to halt the stores' legal efforts to reopen. David Domina, an attorney...

5/25/2017

article KENT: Whiteclay Warrior’s Words Acknowledge the Past
(South Dakota) -- Walking into the future without acknowledging the past is like stepping out of a plane without your parachute – it’s a beautiful free-fall...

5/22/2017

article If the beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, stay closed for good, what's next for the tiny village?
(Nebraska) -- When State Sen. Tom Brewer was confronted Saturday by a stranger in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
article Whiteclay task force envisions transformation
(Nebraska) -- The saga of this century-old source of alcohol isn't over, even if beer sales here never resume. State lawmakers, nonprofit groups and Native and non-...

5/20/2017

article Whiteclay task force envisions transformation
(Nebraska) -- The saga of this century-old source of alcohol isn't over, even if beer sales here never resume. State lawmakers, nonprofit groups and Native and non-...

5/18/2017

article To solve alcoholism, Native Americans must look inside reservations
(Nebraska) -- Last month, Nebraska officials voted to revoke the licenses of four liquor stores near the border of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

5/17/2017

article After 100 years, beer trading post by Pine Ridge Reservation closed
(Nebraska) -- For decades, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has called for an end to alcohol sales at a trading post commonly referred to as Whiteclay, located near the Pine Ridge...
article Nebraska Town Shutters All Liquor Stores—To Mixed Reactions
(Nebraska) -- Local authorities shut down every liquor store in Whiteclay, Nebraska in April, but the debate over whether this will solve the area’s alcohol abuse...

5/11/2017

article Whiteclay After the Deluge: Alcohol Gone but Appeals Case Fast-Tracked
(Nebraska) -- On Monday, May 1, 2017, nine hours after Whiteclay, Nebraska’s four beer and malt liquor outlets were outlawed at midnight, the century-long flow of...
article With Alcoholism Rampant On Nearby Reservation, Nebraska Shuts Town's Liquor Stores
(Nebraska) -- The battle over alcohol stores in tiny Whiteclay, Neb., has been going on for decades. Home to roughly about a dozen people, the town has been called a...

5/10/2017

article Whiteclay liquor sales come to an abrupt halt
(Nebraska) -- Budweiser trucks were seen loading up beer in Whiteclay on the morning of May 1 after the Nebraska State Attorney General temporarily halted sales there....

5/9/2017

article Authorities: Alcohol involved in multiple injury crash between Whiteclay, Rushville
(Nebraska) -- A one-vehicle accident south of Whiteclay that sent multiple people to the hospital may validate concerns of some in the area after four beer stores in the...

5/7/2017

article Beer stores closed, but Whiteclay still open to drinkers
(Nebraska) -- Two days after the last case of beer was hauled out of town, Joseph Good Shield was where he always seems to end up: sitting in the gravel with his friends...

5/6/2017

article Questions raised over Oglala Sioux group's funding of purchase of liquor store 35 miles from Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Colton Gibbons says all he wanted to do was purchase a liquor store where he’d been a longtime employee in Gordon, Nebraska. But his purchase of Lyle...

5/5/2017

article Counselors descend on now-dry Whiteclay, but find nobody to help
(Nebraska) -- The Budweiser trucks rolled into Whiteclay early Monday morning for what could be the last time. But instead of hauling cases into the unincorporated...
article Horrific toll of alcoholism versus free enterprise near SD Indian reservation
(Nebraska) -- Storm clouds roll through Pine Ridge, a place with breathtaking views and unimaginable suffering. "Children who have been crippled in the womb,"...

5/2/2017

article Nebraska Supreme Court will hear case on Whiteclay beer sales
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Supreme Court decided Tuesday that it would hear the appeals over liquor sales in the remote border village of Whiteclay. The state’s...
article Shutting down Whiteclay - will it shift the problem?
(Nebraska) -- There’s no beer to be found, in a town that once sold around 10,000 cans a day. “They shut us down, so be happy now,” a man on the...

5/1/2017

article A 'surreal dream' in Whiteclay as trucks take beer away
(Nebraska) -- Stuart Kozal shook his head and watched as warehouse men wheeled cases of beer from his shop. He looked like someone who has fished from the same stream...
article Attorney for now-closed Whiteclay liquor stores considers filing civil rights lawsuit against Ricketts
(Nebraska) -- The attorney for the now-closed liquor stores in Whiteclay said Monday he is considering filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against Gov. Pete Ricketts,...
article Attorney for Whiteclay beer stores asks to dismiss citations
(Nebraska) -- True to his word, the attorney for four Whiteclay beer store owners filed a motion late Monday afternoon asking the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission to...
article Nebraska village becomes ghost town after beer stores close
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska village blamed for fueling alcohol-related problems on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation remained a virtual ghost town Monday as...
article Stores that sold 3.5 million beers a year forced to close near South Dakota reservation
(Nebraska) -- For years, four stores in tiny Whiteclay, Nebraska, have sold a combined 3.5 million or so cans of beer and malt liquor every year. Now they’re...
article Trucks haul beer out of Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Beer trucks showed up Monday morning in Whiteclay, Nebraska and began collecting beer from the four stores which lost their liquor licenses at midnight....
article With little fanfare, Whiteclay's four beer stores shut down pending Court of Appeals decision
(Nebraska) -- The doors to the four beer stores in Whiteclay stayed padlocked Sunday, “closed” signs tacked in windows. The historic day was an uneventful...

4/30/2017

article 'I want this to be a new day for our people': A historic time in Whiteclay as beer stores closing
(Nebraska) -- The streets of Whiteclay were empty Sunday morning. Quiet. Even the wind that often whips through this unincorporated prairie town in springtime was still...
article 'Today is a day to remember our people'; activists, tribal leaders speak out in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- The battle over beer stores in Whiteclay is still being waged. The liquor licenses expire at midnight and after some legal maneuvers last week, it's...
article Whiteclay beer stores close a day early
(Nebraska) -- A century of alcohol sales in this reservation border town came to hushed halt Sunday. Whiteclay's four beer stores, their licenses set to expire at...
article Whiteclay’s strife, pain seared in memory
(Nebraska) -- Eighteen years later, the single word “Whiteclay” sets loose the crowded impressions in my mind. I found myself back there the moment I heard...

4/29/2017

article Judge lets Nebraska beer stores near reservation stay open
(Nebraska) -- Thursday provided for a back and forth over whether or not the four beer stores selling more than 3.5 million cans of beer can have their liquor licenses...

4/27/2017

article Whiteclay beer stores to close following dramatic day
(Nebraska) -- Alcohol sales in Whiteclay are headed for a historic halt. Lawyers for the state played a trump card against the village's four embattled beer stores...
article Whiteclay liquor stores will temporarily shut down Sunday after appeal by Nebraska AG's Office
(Nebraska) -- The order to end beer sales in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay took a legal roller-coaster ride on Thursday. At the end of the day, it appeared...
article Closing of liquor stores in Whiteclay just the beginning
(Nebraska) -- A man can be so happy that he cries. Frank LaMere, who crusaded against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska for more than two decades, broke down into...

4/25/2017

article Beer stores near reservation appeal loss of liquor licenses
(Nebraska) -- The owners of four Nebraska beer stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota American Indian reservation that is plagued by...
article Judge sets Wednesday hearing on Whiteclay beer stores’ request to stay open during appeals
(Nebraska) -- A Lancaster County judge has scheduled a hearing for 3 p.m. Wednesday to decide whether to allow Whiteclay beer stores to remain open while appeals are...
article Whiteclay beer stores ask judge to delay closure until appeal is heard
(Nebraska) -- The four beer stores in Whiteclay formally asked a judge late Monday to delay their closure until they can get their day in court. The request was filed in...

4/24/2017

article Nebraska State Sen. Tom Brewer catches flak for stand against Whiteclay beer stores
(Nebraska) -- Tom Brewer has faced down bullets in Afghanistan and Iraq, and helped residents of New Orleans combat flooding after Hurricane Katrina, but now he has a...
article The Public Pulse: Closing Whiteclay beer stores won't work
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska state regulators voted not to renew liquor licenses for the four beer outlets in Whiteclay, Nebraska. It won’t make a bit of difference on...
article Whiteclay beer stores seek reversal of Liquor Commission decision to close them
(Nebraska) -- As promised, owners of the four beer stores in Whiteclay are appealing last week's decision by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission to deny renewal...
article Whiteclay Task Force Bill Sent To Gov
(Nebraska) -- A bill creating a task force to investigate public health problems in Whiteclay has won unanimous final approval in the Nebraska Legislature. Sen. Patty...

4/23/2017

article Liquor commission votes to close Whiteclay beer stores; advocates cheer, shed tears of relief
(Nebraska) -- For 113 years, the booze has flowed freely in the notorious village of Whiteclay, but the end is near: On May 1, the four beer stores in the ramshackle...

4/22/2017

article Q & A: What's next for Whiteclay beer stores?
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission decided Wednesday it would not renew the licenses of four beer stores in Whiteclay. The decision was hailed by...

4/21/2017

article Editorial: Liquor license rejection just a good first step
(Nebraska) -- The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission took a good first step Wednesday in addressing the tragedy in Whiteclay. The commission refused to renew the liquor...

4/19/2017

article 'Appalled' liquor commissioners vote to deny licenses for Whiteclay beer stores
(Nebraska) -- A state liquor board took the unprecedented step Wednesday of voting to deny the renewal of the liquor licenses of four beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska...
article End of beer sales won't solve all Whiteclay problems, locals say
(Nebraska) -- The sky was a washed-out gray over this tiny community Wednesday morning as the news began to trickle in. Regular patrons of Whiteclay's four beer...
article Nebraska beer stores near reservation lose liquor licenses
(Nebraska) -- Four Nebraska stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota Indian reservation lost their liquor licenses Wednesday amid...
article Whiteclay beer stores ordered to close, but appeal planned
(Nebraska) -- The flow of beer in Whiteclay must stop, the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission ordered Wednesday, an unprecedented move that sets the stage for a major...

4/10/2017

article Longest Walk 5.2 Holds Anti-Drugs-Alcohol-Domestic Violence Prayerful Walk Through Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- On Saturday, April 8, 2017, the Longest Walk 5.2 gathered in White Clay, Nebraska to bring attention to the devastating negative impact alcohol has on...

4/8/2017

article Activists: Beer stores near Indian reservation should close
(Nebraska) -- Four Nebraska beer stores on the border of a South Dakota Indian reservation should close because the area doesn't have sufficient law enforcement to...

4/7/2017

article Activists: Beer stores near Indian reservation should close
(Nebraska) -- Four Nebraska beer stores on the border of a South Dakota Indian reservation should close because the area doesn't have sufficient law enforcement to...
article Nebraska beer stores scrutinized at state liquor hearing
(Nebraska) -- Activists who want to close four Nebraska beer stores on the border of a South Dakota Indian reservation say the area doesn't have sufficient law...
article Nebraska liquor commission won't rule on Whiteclay beer stores until May
(Nebraska) -- A decision will wait for another day on whether alcohol sales will continue in the notorious village of Whiteclay, Nebraska. After taking 10 hours of...

4/6/2017

article Gov. Ricketts denies he’s putting pressure on liquor commission to act on Whiteclay (AUDIO)
(Nebraska) -- Members of the Nebraska Liquor Commission take up an issue which has perplexed state officials for years: how to stem the flow of beer from tiny Whiteclay...
article Live coverage: Nebraska liquor commission holds hearing that could stop Whiteclay alcohol sales
(Nebraska) -- Beer sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, will be in the spotlight today as the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission weighs whether to renew the liquor licenses of...
article Nebraska beer stores scrutinized at state liquor hearing
(Nebraska) -- Activists who want to close four Nebraska beer stores on the border of a South Dakota Indian reservation argued Thursday that the area doesn't have...
article Strikingly different portraits of Whiteclay clash during Liquor Commission hearing on beer sales
(Nebraska) -- Strikingly different portraits of the two-block strip of highway known as Whiteclay clashed in a state Capitol hearing room Thursday through nearly 10...

4/5/2017

article Nebraska liquor commission holds historic hearing today that could stop Whiteclay alcohol sales
(Nebraska) -- In the summer of 1997, Frank LaMere drove through the dusty village of Whiteclay and counted 32 people along the highway who appeared intoxicated. By...
article Q&A: What’s happening in Whiteclay?
(Nebraska) -- Beer sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, will be in the spotlight today as the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission weighs whether to renew the liquor licenses of...
article Whiteclay liquor hearing to proceed after judge rejects beer stores' request
(Nebraska) -- A hearing will go forward as planned Thursday over whether four beer sellers in Whiteclay should remain open after a district court judge refused to...

4/4/2017

article Hearing on Nebraska Border Town's Beer Stores to Air Live
(Nebraska) -- A hearing on whether to renew the liquor licenses of four Nebraska beer stores near South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will air live online.
article Nebraska Pastor Raising Money to Purchase Liquor Stores Near ‘Depressing’ Native American Reservation
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska pastor is raising money to purchase four major liquor stores near a Native American reservation, NPR reported. The town of Whiteclay, Neb., has...

4/2/2017

article Pastor raises money to buy out liquor stores near reservation
(Nebraska) -- The town of Whiteclay, Neb., has a population of 14 people. Its four liquor stores sell 4 million cans of beer each year, mostly to residents of the Pine...
article 'Historic' hearing to address Whiteclay beer sales set for Thursday
(Nebraska) -- He watched one battle for Whiteclay from behind a camera, chronicling activists' efforts a decade ago to blockade the flow of beer from the northwest...

3/25/2017

article Nebraska May Stanch One Town’s Flow of Beer to Its Vulnerable Neighbors
(Nebraska) -- This town is a rural skid row, with only a dozen residents, a street strewn with debris, four ramshackle liquor stores and little else. It seems to exist...

3/21/2017

article The Public Pulse: Imagine if Whiteclay conditions in Lincoln
(Nebraska) -- March 19 Public Pulse writer Dave Teer misses the mark in his belief on what the state should and shouldn’t do regarding the situation in Whiteclay...

3/19/2017

article Editorial: New approach to enforcement of liquor laws in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Moves to more aggressively enforce Nebraska’s liquor laws could one day close the sad chapter of tiny Whiteclay and its beer stores that prey on...

3/16/2017

article Whiteclay beer stores accused of selling to bootleggers
(Nebraska) -- The battle over Whiteclay beer sales is heating up in the final weeks before a planned showdown in front of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. The...
article Whiteclay beer stores ask judge to block any liquor commission action on licenses
(Nebraska) -- The four beer stores in Whiteclay are asking a judge to block any action by the state liquor board to take away the stores’ licenses. In court...

3/11/2017

article If you can't beat 'em, buy 'em: 19 years into Whiteclay ministry, couple has new idea for closing town's beer stores
(Nebraska) -- t’s the first of the month and a steady stream of traffic rolls into this dusty village of fewer than a dozen residents. Business is brisk at the...

3/10/2017

article Debating the Future of Whiteclay, Nebraska, the ‘Skid Row of the Plains’
(Nebraska) -- Next month, Nebraska’s state liquor commission will decide the fate of the tiny but notorious town of Whiteclay, population 12, whose livelihood...
article Legislators move to address perplexing problem of beer sales in tiny Whiteclay, Nebraska
(Nebraska) -- State legislators have taken a first step to addressing complaints that four liquor stores in tiny Whiteclay, Nebraska exists solely to fuel the alcoholism...
article Nebraska seeks fixes for reservation border-town beer sales
(Nebraska) -- A tiny Nebraska village known for beer sales near an Indian reservation is getting a fresh look from state lawmakers who are hunting for new ways to fight...

2/27/2017

article Nebraska liquor panel's hearing to decide fate of beer sales in Whiteclay is delayed until April
(Nebraska) -- A hearing to decide the fate of beer sales in the border village of Whiteclay, Nebraska, has been delayed a month to April 6. The Nebraska Liquor Control...
article Well-known lawyers lining up for Whiteclay showdown
(Nebraska) -- Owners of Whiteclay's four beer stores and the activists who want them closed have enlisted well-known attorneys in advance of a spring showdown at the...

2/24/2017

article Editorial: Whiteclay is just the tip of the iceberg
(South Dakota) -- For years we have written about the news organizations that send their reporters to do news stories about the Pine Ridge Reservation. One of their...

2/21/2017

article UNL journalists create ‘call-to-action’ documentary about Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- In the past decade, there have been over 42 million cans of beer sold in Whiteclay, Nebraska. The people of Whiteclay are not the primary customers for the...

2/16/2017

article Opinion: Capitol View
(Nebraska) -- I must confess that I have been to the Jumpin’ Eagle Inn in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay in Sheridan County Nebraska. It was 49 years ago...

2/15/2017

article Push to Stop Town of 12 From Selling 3.5M Beers
(Nebraska) -- A faith ministry in Nebraska has started a fundraising campaign to buy out four stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year in a tiny village next...

2/13/2017

article Group targets beer stores near Native American reservation
(Nebraska) -- A faith ministry in Nebraska has started a fundraising campaign to buy out four stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year in a tiny village next...

2/11/2017

article Whiteclay street ministry team proposes new effort to end fix alcohol-related problems: buy out the liquor stores
(Nebraska) -- A new effort was announced Saturday to try to end the alcohol-related woes associated with Whiteclay, Nebraska: buy out the liquor stores. Bruce BonFleur,...

1/16/2017

article EDITORIAL: County decision fails Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Last week, Sheridan County Commissioners could have done the right thing and denied the reissue of liquor licenses to the four beer stores of Whiteclay....

1/13/2017

article Beer sales next to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation would continue under county decision
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores which sell the equivalent of three and a-half million cans of beer a year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...

1/11/2017

article Sheridan County Board recommends renewal of Whiteclay beer outlets' liquor licenses
(Nebraska) -- The controversial beer outlets in Whiteclay, Nebraska, passed a preliminary step Tuesday in their effort to continue selling alcohol in the remote border...
article Tiny town's massive liquor sales to continue despite concerns about neighbouring Native American reservation
(Nebraska) -- Officials have recommended that a small US town whose four beer stores sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans in 2015 be allowed to maintain liquor sales...

1/10/2017

article Beer sales next to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation would continue under county decision
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores which sell the equivalent of three-and-a-half million cans of beer a year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South...
article Sheridan commissioners recommend approval of Whiteclay beer store licenses
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County's board of commissioners has voted unanimously to recommend reissuing liquor licenses to the four beer stores in the troubled village...
article Tiny Nebraska town's massive beer sales again scrutinized
(Nebraska) -- A small Nebraska town whose four beer stores sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans in 2015 again is caught in the crosshairs of a debate over alcohol...

1/6/2017

article Neb. beer stores scrutinized for sales near reservation
(Nebraska) -- A county commission in northwest Nebraska will decide as early as next week whether to recommend that the state shut down four beer stores blamed for...

1/5/2017

article Closing Whiteclay beer stores would 'scatter' problems, make things worse, area residents say
(Nebraska) -- Sheridan County residents defended Whiteclay's embattled beer stores Thursday, telling local leaders that shutting them down would "scatter"...
article Commissioner questions push to close Whiteclay beer stores
(Nebraska) -- A Nebraska county official says he's skeptical about a push to close four beer stores in Whiteclay, a village with a dozen residents that sells...
article Critics, defenders of Whiteclay beer sales testify at hearing; 4 stores reapplying for liquor licenses
(Nebraska) -- Continuing beer sales in the notorious border village of Whiteclay, Nebraska, would not only be immoral but would violate state liquor laws, a rural county...

1/4/2017

article Whiteclay sales cost taxpayers millions yearly
(Nebraska) -- Consider the consequences of this simple math: Seven cans of beer are purchased every minute of every hour of every day in Whiteclay. Perched on the...

1/1/2017

article The cost of a can of beer
(Nebraska) -- Consider the consequences of this simple math: Seven cans of beer are purchased every minute of every hour of every day in Whiteclay.

12/22/2016

article Whiteclay beer store hearings set for Jan. 5
(Nebraska) -- Public hearings have been set for four stores seeking to continue selling beer in the troubled village of Whiteclay. Sheridan County Commissioners will...

12/13/2016

article Whiteclay beer store fined $600 for selling to Pine Ridge teen
(Nebraska) -- One of Whiteclay's four beer stores has been fined $600 for selling alcohol to a teenager from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in October. A Nebraska...
article 1 of Whiteclay's 4 beer stores is fined for selling alcohol to a minor
(Nebraska) -- A state liquor board has suspended for 12 days the liquor license of one of the four beer-only liquor stores in the remote village of Whiteclay, Nebraska....

12/5/2016

article All four Whiteclay beer stores reapply for licenses
(Nebraska) -- As expected, all four beer stores in Whiteclay want to continue selling alcohol across the state line from South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation...

11/25/2016

article Reward offered for information on woman's death in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Activists looking to end beer sales in the troubled village of Whiteclay have chipped in reward money for information on the death of a woman found beaten...

11/14/2016

article Deadline set for Whiteclay beer stores to reapply with state
(Nebraska) -- State regulators have set the deadline for Whiteclay's four beer stores to reapply for their liquor licenses. Arrowhead Inn, State Line Liquor, D&S...

11/3/2016

article Stores in Whiteclay face heightened scrutiny for liquor licenses
(Nebraska) -- A groundbreaking decision made Tuesday by Nebraska’s Liquor Control Commission could make it more difficult for stores in Whiteclay to renew their...

11/1/2016

article Liquor Commission sets up big-time battle over Whiteclay beer sales
(Nebraska) -- Prepare for a serious showdown over beer sales in the troubled town of Whiteclay. The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission on Tuesday ordered all four beer...

10/31/2016

article ‘White Clay Blood Is on Your Hands’: Skyhawk Lashes Legislature
(Nebraska) -- On October 11 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Sonny Skyhawk stood before a committee of the Nebraska Legislature with a clear message: “Whiteclay is the...

10/26/2016

article Whiteclay beer stores could face higher bar in reapplying for liquor licenses
(Nebraska) -- Four liquor stores that sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans of beer last year on the doorstep of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation might soon be forced...

10/13/2016

article County official: More resources needed for Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- A northwest Nebraska county needs more resources to address the panhandling and decay in a tiny village known for selling millions of cans of beer annually...

10/12/2016

article 'Doing nothing isn’t working': Nebraska lawmakers urged to take action on Whiteclay's alcohol-related woes
(Nebraska) -- A state legislative committee heard a chorus of pleas on Tuesday to finally do something of substance to address the alcohol-related woes blamed on...
article Whiteclay solution eludes all
(Nebraska) -- Activists and Nebraska lawmakers are once again at odds over whether the state should stop beer sales on the border of a South Dakota Indian reservation...

10/11/2016

article Activists, senators still at odds over Whiteclay beer stores
(Nebraska) -- Activists and Nebraska lawmakers are once again at odds over whether the state should stop beer sales on the border of a South Dakota Indian reservation...
article County official: More resources needed for Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- A northwest Nebraska county needs more resources to address the panhandling and decay in a tiny village known for selling millions of cans of beer annually...
article Nebraska General Affairs Committee holds legislative hearing on Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- On Tuesday, the Nebraska General Affairs Committee got a chance to learn about the growing alcohol problem in Whiteclay through testimonies made during a...

10/3/2016

article Beyond banning beer, solutions emerge for Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Our investigative team continues to look into the problems in Whiteclay, Nebraska. The unincorporated village has four beer stores that sell three and a...

9/30/2016

article OP/ED: Grave reason to tackle Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- On Aug, 17, Sherry Wounded Foot died, nearly two weeks after she was found beaten and unconscious behind a building in Whiteclay, the tiny northwest...

9/25/2016

article Whiteclay problems draw new scrutiny from Nebraska lawmakers
(Nebraska) -- A recent death and other problems in Whiteclay are drawing new scrutiny from Nebraska lawmakers, who plan to announce an initiative to address persistent...

9/22/2016

article Whiteclay Program Excited By SBA Grant Renewal
(Nebraska) -- The leader of the Whiteclay-based Christian mission group Lakota Hope is excited about the Small Business Administration renewing a $100,000 federal grant...

9/21/2016

article Alcohol prevention group scrutinized in state audit
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska’s state auditor says Project Extra Mile made a number of unallowable and unreasonable expenses with grant monies in 2015-16, including a $4,...

9/20/2016

article $100K grant to help artisans in Whiteclay sell their work
(Nebraska) -- Whiteclay, Nebraska is known for its beer sales on the border of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, but a new federal grant could help it...

9/19/2016

article $100,000 federal grant will help artisans in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- A new $100,000 federal grant will help entrepreneurs in impoverished Whiteclay, Nebraska, expand their markets for Native American crafts and works of art...

9/15/2016

article Ideas for improving Whiteclay discussed, but obstacles remain
(Nebraska) -- Whiteclay, Nebraska has four stores that sell millions of cans a beer each year to residents of the nearby -- and officially dry -- Pine Ridge Indian...

9/12/2016

article Family of woman who died in Whiteclay hopes for answers
(Nebraska) -- The family of woman who died this summer in Whiteclay hopes an investigation will yield answers about the circumstances of her death.

9/9/2016

article Authorities confirm woman's death may be linked to Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Authorities are investigating a homicide that may be linked to Whiteclay, a Nebraska town that sells millions of cans of beer annually near South Dakota...

9/7/2016

article Activists say Whiteclay should be shut down following woman's death
(Nebraska) -- A Native activist and documentary filmmaker told state liquor regulators Wednesday that the death of a woman they say was beaten in Whiteclay in August...
article Activists say woman's beating death is latest reason to end beer sales in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Activists on Wednesday pointed to the death of a woman last month as further reason to end beer sales in the notorious border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska....

9/2/2016

article SLEZAK: White Clay situation demands answers
(Nebraska) -- Whiteclay, Nebraska sits on the South Dakota-Nebraska border, just two miles from the South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The unincorporated...

8/16/2016

article New Whiteclay ideas taking shape, but some not satisfied
(Nebraska) -- A new effort to reduce violence and panhandling in Whiteclay is slowly taking shape, but some people say they won't be satisfied until the tiny village...

8/14/2016

article New Whiteclay ideas taking shape, but some not satisfied
(Nebraska) -- A new effort to reduce violence and panhandling in Whiteclay is slowly taking shape, but some people say they won't be satisfied until the tiny...

8/9/2016

article Advocates say panel's suggestions give Ricketts enough ammo to close Whiteclay liquor stores
(Nebraska) -- A list of recent recommendations from an ad hoc committee formed by Gov. Pete Ricketts should provide plenty of ammunition to close down the liquor stores...

7/28/2016

article Fire levels Native-owned grocery
(Nebraska) -- Monday started out as a normal morning for Martin Pilcher and his crew at Arrowhead Foods, the only Native-owned business in this tiny town tucked south of...

7/27/2016

article 'Total Loss': Native-Owned Arrowhead Foods Burns Down
(Nebraska) -- Arrowhead Foods, the only Native-owned business in Whiteclay, Nebraska, burned to the ground Monday morning due to a defective chicken broaster.
article Faulty chicken roaster being blamed for fire that gutted Whiteclay grocery store
(Nebraska) -- A faulty chicken roaster is being blamed for a fire Monday that gutted one of the two grocery stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska, a border town best known for...
article Fire levels Native-owned grocery
(Nebraska) -- Monday started out as a normal morning for Martin Pilcher and his crew at Arrowhead Foods, the only Native-owned business in this tiny town tucked south of...

7/19/2016

article Tiny town with big problems: Whiteclay faces tough choices
(Nebraska) -- Whiteclay, Neb., is very small town with some very big problems. It's located right smack on the southern border of South Dakota and the Pine Ridge...

7/8/2016

article Nursing home that was first envisioned two decades ago is finally opening next week in Whiteclay
(South Dakota) -- The $16 million, 60-bed facility was first envisioned two decades ago, but has faced several bureaucratic hurdles and delays in construction. Ground...

7/2/2016

article Alcohol problems in Whiteclay consume county's budget
(Nebraska) -- A tiny Nebraska village that sells millions of cans of beer each year near a South Dakota Indian reservation is consuming a sizeable chunk of the...

6/9/2016

article Critics cite violence in town near Indian reservation
(Nebraska) -- Advocates who want to end beer sales in a tiny Nebraska town are once again urging state alcohol regulators to intervene, citing numerous reports of...

6/8/2016

article Activists decry crime calls to Whiteclay, demand beer stores be closed
(Nebraska) -- Ten people live in Whiteclay, but nearly 10 percent of calls to the Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office during the month of April came from the tiny...

6/7/2016

article Critics cite violence in town near Indian reservation
(Nebraska) -- Advocates who want to end beer sales in a tiny Nebraska town are once again urging state alcohol regulators to intervene, citing numerous reports of...
article Heated exchange follows activists' presentation to liquor commission over Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Activists seeking to shut down the liquor stores in the border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska, said Tuesday that slow response times to assaults, fires and...

5/26/2016

article Ivan Star Comes Out: Ending Whiteclay beer sales starts at home
(South Dakota) -- After all the debate either for or against the possible legalization of alcohol on the homeland, it’s over. Perhaps this “mood altering...
article Oglala Lakota stop vote on alcohol
(South Dakota) -- Rain-soaked horseback riders from across the Oglala homelands converged on the Oglala Sioux Tribal (OST) offices in Pine Ridge Village on Monday to...

5/19/2016

article Conference on fetal alcohol syndrome is in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Advocates are hosting a conference on fetal alcohol syndrome in Whiteclay, a tiny Nebraska village known for selling large quantities of beer near a South...

2/25/2016

article Lakota Store Owners Hope To Change Face Of Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- The village of Whiteclay, Nebraska has long had a reputation as being the primary location for alcohol purchases by members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The...

2/12/2016

article How Nebraska's Negligence Led to an Alcoholism Epidemic on This Reservation
(Nebraska) -- The folks at Bold Nebraska first got together to defend the rights of property owners—and the Ogallala Aquifer—from TransCanada's plan to...

2/11/2016

article Whiteclay activists take concerns to liquor regulators, state leaders
(Nebraska) -- Over the past 16 years, Nora Boesem and her husband, Randy, have taken in more than 150 foster children, nearly all of them from South Dakota’s Pine...

2/10/2016

article Native Americans, activists protest group put together to find solutions in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Native Americans and other activists are calling a group set up by Gov. Pete Ricketts to look into solving the problems at Whiteclay a "slap in the...

2/9/2016

article Activists seeking closure of Whiteclay liquor stores ask President Obama for help
(Nebraska) -- Activists seeking closure of the liquor stores in the notorious border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska, disclosed Tuesday that they’ve asked President...
article Tackling the challenges with beer sales at Whiteclay: Group of local leaders holds its first meeting
(Nebraska) -- A committee appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts to explore problems associated with beer sales in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay, Nebraska, held its...
article Whiteclay activists take concerns to liquor regulators, state leaders
(Nebraska) -- Over the past 16 years, Nora Boesem and her husband, Randy, have taken in more than 150 foster children, nearly all of them from South Dakota’s Pine...
article Tackling the challenges with beer sales at Whiteclay: Group of local leaders holds its first meeting
(Nebraska) -- A committee appointed by Gov. Pete Ricketts to explore problems associated with beer sales in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay, Nebraska, held its...

2/1/2016

article Native-Owned Grocer Draws Crowds to Whiteclay for Chicken, Not Booze
(Nebraska) -- Terry Two Bull’s guacamole is so good that people are willing to lie for it it. Two Bulls is also the “chicken guy” at Arrowhead Foods,...

1/25/2016

article First Native business owner in Whiteclay relishes opportunity
(Nebraska) -- When Martin Pilcher was a boy growing up in the New Crazy Horse community a couple of miles south of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation on the road to...

1/18/2016

article Grocery becomes first Native-owned business in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- When Martin Pilcher was a boy growing up in the New Crazy Horse community a couple miles south of the reservation on the road to Whiteclay, Neb., he and...

12/15/2015

article Activist hopes Whiteclay song can elevate discussion
(Nebraska) -- Michael Murphy sometimes hears music when others speak, like the soundtrack to a good film. The Omaha folk musician finds his best work in the spoken words...

11/19/2015

article Journalism students work to raise awareness about Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- The small town of Whiteclay, Nebraska, is home to only 12 people. However, each year the community pulls in more than 1000 DUIs. But this is not because of...

11/18/2015

article UNL students draw attention to Whiteclay’s liquor sales
(Nebraska) -- A group of University of Nebraska-Lincoln students launched a campaign this week to raise awareness about beer sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska, and alcoholism...

11/9/2015

article New push to deal with alcohol in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Another push is underway to address alcohol issues in Whiteclay, a tiny northwest Nebraska village bordering the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Alcohol...

11/6/2015

article New push to deal with alcohol in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Another push is underway to address alcohol issues in Whiteclay, a tiny northwest Nebraska village bordering the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Alcohol...

10/20/2015

article Nebraska county seeks solutions for panhandlers in Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- Officials in a northwest Nebraska county are looking at ways to address aggressive panhandling and other alcohol-related problems in a village known for...

10/19/2015

article Whiteclay business owners concerned with growing number of belligerent, threatening homeless people
(Nebraska) -- A discussion has begun in Sheridan County on how to address a growing number of vagrants on the streets of Whiteclay, Nebraska, a village often criticized...

10/15/2015

article State leaders exploring solutions for Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- State leaders, including Gov. Pete Ricketts, have begun looking at possible solutions to problems arising from massive alcohol sales in Whiteclay. Ricketts...
article SBA grant supporting Native American entrepreneurs in Whiteclay
(South Dakota) -- A Small Business Administration grant will continue a project supporting Native American entrepreneurs at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. GROW...

10/13/2015

article Nebraska governor, attorney general turn their attention to Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- First-year Gov. Pete Ricketts is pledging to form a group to help devise a strategy to address the alcohol-related woes of Whiteclay, Nebraska. The...

10/12/2015

article Gov. Ricketts determined to address Whiteclay beer sales
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's determined to address the problems that plague the village of Whiteclay and is working with a Native American...
article As Whiteclay tragedy continues, leaders should take action
(Nebraska) -- Office are closed today for the Columbus Day holiday to honor the modern European who first discovered America, but some don't see it as a cause for...

10/10/2015

article Dozens rally for Whiteclay alcohol abuse awareness
(Nebraska) -- A group of about 50 people gathered outside an alcohol distributor in Lincoln this evening. The goal is to shut down white clay, a tiny town in Nebraska,...
article Gov. Ricketts determined to address Whiteclay beer sales
(Nebraska) -- Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts says he's determined to address the problems that plague the village of Whiteclay and is working with a Native American...
article Prayer vigil aimed at Whiteclay Tell North Platte what you think
(Nebraska) -- The northwest Nebraska village of Whiteclay was the focus of a candlelight vigil Friday evening outside of Double Eagle Beverage, Lincoln's largest...

10/6/2015

article Ban on single-can beer sales could help Whiteclay's alcohol problem, some officials say
(Nebraska) -- Street people sipping malt liquor from cans wrapped in brown paper bags. A man urinating on the side of a fence. Three people lying in the dust, passed out...

9/24/2015

article Whiteclay documentary 'Sober Indian/Dangerous Indian' to get free screenings
(Nebraska) -- Free screenings of the documentary “Sober Indian/Dangerous Indian” will be Oct. 7 and 8 in Omaha and Lincoln. On Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., the film...

9/17/2015

article LETTER: Liquor store owner profits from alcoholism
(California) -- To the editor: Question for Stuart Kozal, a liquor store owner in Whiteclay, Neb. — which has four such businesses that sold 4 million cans of beer...

7/16/2015

article LaMERE: My visit to Whiteclay
(Nebraska) -- I traveled to Whiteclay this week, as I have done so many times before, to tell them that Native people in Nebraska care and that we continue to stand with...

7/10/2015

article Cops Hold Tasers to Necks and Hearts of Lakota Protesters Trying to Stop Budweiser Trucks
(Nebraska) -- The tiny town of Whiteclay, Nebraska sits outside the Pine Ridge Reservation. Boasting a population of 12, it exists only to sell alcohol to members of the...

3/18/2015

article Frank LeMere to speak at Doane about alcoholism on Indian reservation
(Nebraska) -- Whiteclay, Nebraska has a population of 12 people and four convenience stores. Those stores sell approximately four million cans of beer every year. Their...

11/5/2014

article “Sober Indian | Dangerous Indian” sheds light on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
(South Dakota) -- After learning about social issues affecting people living on the South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation, John Maisch, asst. professor at the University...

10/8/2014

article Whiteclay documentary — screening Thursday at CU — calls for end to beer sales
(Nebraska) -- A native Nebraskan is hoping his documentary film about alcoholism associated with Whiteclay, Nebraska, will be a call to action to end a “...

2/21/2014

article Whiteclay beer sales fall
(Nebraska) -- For the fourth consecutive year, beer and malt liquor consumption in the Pine Ridge Reservation border town of White Clay decreased, according to the...

1/7/2014

article Whiteclay fire suit settled
(Nebraska) -- A man severely injured in an unauthorized controlled burn near the Nebraska-South Dakota border in 2012 will receive $550,000 to help pay his medical bills.

12/31/2013

article Lawsuit over injuries from 2012 Whiteclay fire settled
(Nebraska) -- The man severely injured in an unauthorized controlled burn near the Nebraska-South Dakota border in 2012 will receive $550,000 to help pay his medical...

9/10/2013

article Whiteclay clashes continue
(South Dakota) -- Protestors continue to rally against alcohol sales in Whiteclay, with the situation escalating last week. Incidents began on Labor Day when protestors...

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