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Dozens rally for Whiteclay alcohol abuse awareness


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, overly populated with bars, right next to an Indian reservation. The rally comes after the release of a documentary called Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian. The film focuses on the alcohol epidemic on reservations and the road to recovery for Native Americans battling alcohol addiction. Friday, dozens came together to say enough is enough- stop selling alcohol there.

"Those that don't, or can't speak up for themselves, I'm going to be their voice. I just you know, wish they'd shut down white clay as soon as possible before any more deaths happen," Robert Young Dog Sr, a member of the Oglala tribe and recovering alcoholic, said.


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