Whiteclay Makes Front Page of New York Times

Last month's announcement of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit against the Whiteclay alcohol dealers and beer brewers garnered international media coverage—including mention in the New York Times. That initial news report, however, caught the interest of the Times’ New York editors, who decided to take a closer look at the issue of alcohol sales in Whiteclay and their impact on the adjacent Pine Ridge Reservation. In late February, accompanied by Nebraskans for Peace President and “The Battle for Whiteclay” filmmaker Mark Vasina, Times reporter Timothy Williams traveled to Whiteclay to see firsthand the devastation alcohol consumption is wreaking on the Lakota residents of Pine Ridge. William’s report of his visit, “At Tribe’s Door, a Hub of Beer and Heartache,” appeared on page 1 of the New York Times March 6, 2012 edition of the. The story and the accompanying dozen photographs can be viewed at the following link:


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