Should alcohol be legal on the Pine Ridge Reservation? Voters set to weigh in a second time
Nearly three years have passed since members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Though the measure passed in a 2013 referendum, no alcohol sales have occurred since then, and the results and intent of the original vote been cast into doubt.
So this Tuesday, residents of Pine Ridge will once again be asked in a referendum if alcohol should be made legal on the reservation more than a century after it was banned.