Whiteclay liquor protested
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A group of protesters held a demonstration outside the Nebraska State Office Building on Wednesday, calling on the state to stop the sale of alcohol in the town of Whiteclay.

Indian activists including Frank LaMere and Webster Poor Bear, both of whom were arrested in 1999 for a proest at Whiteclay, said the state liquor commission has to act on the sale of beer. The state has increased enforcement of liquor laws in response to complaints by activists and tribal leaders.

The town of Whiteclay is near the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Liquor establishments sell about 4 million cans of beer a year, mostly to reservation residents.

State Sen. Lowen Kruse yesterday said he is considering legislation to ban the sale of alcohol at Whiteclay.

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Natives, activists protest Whiteclay alcohol sales (AP 8/23)
Liquor Ban Explored for Whiteclay (The Omaha World-Herald 8/23)

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