Task force to address Whiteclay alcohol problems

February 3rd, 2017

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Alcohol-fueled problems would be recognized as a public health emergency in the Indian reservation border town of Whiteclay, Nebraska, and lobbyists would be prohibited from supplying senators with meals in the Capitol, under proposals discussed in the Legislature.

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New push to deal with alcohol in Whiteclay

November 9th, 2015

By Fred Knapp

Another push is underway to address alcohol issues in Whiteclay, a tiny northwest Nebraska village bordering the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Alcohol’s prohibited on the reservation, but alcohol-related problems are widespread. They’re highly visible in Whiteclay, where some Native Americans spend their days drinking outside four stores that sell the equivalent of about 4 million cans of beer a year.

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Indian rights activist Russell Means dies at 72

October 22nd, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – Indian rights activist Russell Means has died. Means was an Oglala Sioux tribal member who led the American Indian Movement in the 1970s and was a vocal protester of alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Neb.

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Judge dismisses Whiteclay lawsuit

October 2nd, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against some of the largest beer manufacturers in the world.

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Battling Alcoholism in Whiteclay: The Front Lines

July 20th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – In the second segment of Battling Alcoholism in Whiteclay, we go to the front lines on the Pine Ridge reservation.

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Battling Alcoholism in Whiteclay

July 19th, 2012

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Omaha, NE – The first of our series on Whiteclay, Neb., a small town on the border of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Located a few miles from a sign that welcomes visitors to “The Good Life,” Whiteclay, to some, is “hell.”

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