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Lakota Store Owners Hope To Change Face Of Whiteclay

 


The village of Whiteclay, Nebraska has long had a reputation as being the primary location for alcohol purchases by members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. The image of vehicles driving from the Pine Ridge Reservation across the Nebraska border and returning to the dry Native American land has appeared in media outlets around the world. It’s an image that has fueled controversy over the indiscriminate sale of alcohol to residents of a neighboring community where alcohol abuse and addiction run rampant.

But efforts are being made to change how people see Whiteclay…most recently with the purchase of a grocery store in the heart of the village by a Lakota couple from Pine Ridge.

http://listen.sdpb.org/post/lakota-store-owners-hope-change-face-whiteclay#stream/0

 

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