Oglala Sioux Tribal President to Discuss Alcohol Sales in NE

oglala-tribe(AP) — The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is scheduled to visit Lincoln next week to discuss alcohol sales in the Nebraska town of Whiteclay, on the border of South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Tribal President Bryan Brewer will give a speech Sunday at Vine Congregational United Church of Christ in Lincoln. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

Organizers say Brewer is also planning to meet with Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman to talk about alcohol sales in Whiteclay. Activists say the town’s beer stores contribute to social problems on the officially dry reservation.

Last year, Brewer spoke at Chadron State College in northwest Nebraska about his plans to attract small businesses to the reservation while preserving the tribe’s Lakota language.

  • fnp

    I’ve got a new idea…DONT BUY IT. Quit blaming everybody else for your alcohol problems. Another way would be for the American tax payer to quit giving you free housing, land, utilites, education and of course, that big fat monthly check. Then, nobody in your tribe could afford alcohol. Take responsiblity for your own lives and quit blaming everybody else for your problems.

    Current score: 8
  • actually…

    But actually Pine Ridge is the poorest reservation in the US with little to no help financially. They also have the highest crime rate per captia. So the tribal president trying to make a comprimise for the better of his people is not exactly a bad idea… Just saying…

    Current score: 3
  • http://windows7 Hsiato

    What has happened to the tribal Police there? Are they too busy in the donut shop to patrol the one and only road to White Clay? If White Clay is shut down for selling a legal product, the Indians will go to Rushville or elsewhere and expose the public to drunk drivers.

    Current score: 2