Native Americans Take Action

Pine Ridge / Whiteclay


Whiteclay, NE is a small town of 12 people. Until 2017, it boasted four liquor stores that bootlegged an astonishing 4 million cans of beer per year. Just over the border in South Dakota is the Pine Ridge Reservation, where the Oglala Sioux confront massive alcohol-related harm. The connection was clear, and many fought successfully to break the link. The question now is, what comes next?

READ MORE about Pine Ridge and the Whiteclay liquor stores.

READ MORE about the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission's efforts to suspend the Whiteclay liquor stores' licenses. (UPDATED)
to Native Circle's coverage of the Whiteclay fight. (4/6/2017)