High schoolers hear Whiteclay talk
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JUNE 7, 2001

High school students participating in Nebraska's Boys State program gave Winnebago activist Frank LaMere a standing ovation on Wednesday during a talk he gave which focused on liquor sales at the border town of Whiteclay.

LaMere told the students they should take advantage of opportunities to make positive changes.

He also said they should be concerned about the sale of liquor at the town, which caters mostly to residents of the nearby Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

This week, Oglala Lakota and other activists are holding protests to mark the one-year anniversary of the deaths of two Lakota men. The deaths are still unsolved.

On Monday, Governor Mike Johans will meet with tribal representatives and others to discuss the issue.

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