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Field of White Crosses At Zero Tolerance Camp on the Border of White Clay, NE Symbolizes Pine Ridge Native Americans Harmed by Alcohol



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PINE RIDGE, INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D., May 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/
— According to Alcohol Justice, Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan V.
Brewer, Sr. is encouraging concerned tribal members and allies to join him at
Zero Tolerance Camp this Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. (MST) for a
peaceful demonstration and prayer vigil for all those affected by the wraths of
alcohol.


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Zero Tolerance Camp organizers are encouraging tribal members and allies to
bring white crosses for a family member that they have lost due to alcohol
addiction or an alcohol-related accident.  The crosses will be placed along
the highway leading into White Clay, NE, the unincorporated hamlet that contains
four liquor stores that reap large profits from the neighboring “dry” Pine Ridge
Indian Reservation. 


Organizers have maintained a full-time encampment along the border since
April 30, 2013, to document illegal activities committed by White Clay liquor
storeowners, such as selling to intoxicated patrons and solicitation.


What:        Demonstration
& Prayer Vigil


When:       Saturday, May 25, 2013
12 p.m.


Where:      Border of Pine Ridge South
Dakota and White Clay, Nebraska


Who:         Representatives
from:           



  • Oglala Lakota Nation
  • Community Supporters


Why:  
          



  • Life Expectancy on Pine Ridge Reservation in 2007 was estimated to be 48
    for males and 52 for females
  • 2/3 of Pine Ridge Reservation adults suffer from alcoholism
  • 25% of Pine Ridge Reservation youth suffer from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
    Disorder
  • White Clay alcohol sellers participate in alcohol smuggling into the Pine
    Ridge Reservation
  • White Clay alcohol sellers trade alcohol for sex
  • White Clay alcohol sellers sell alcohol to minors
  • White Clay alcohol sellers sell alcohol to intoxicated people


Contact:
Olowan Martinez  605 899-0044
Jorge
Castillo      213 840-3336



SOURCE Alcohol Justice

Field of White Crosses At Zero Tolerance Camp on the Border of White Clay, NE Symbolizes Pine Ridge Native Americans Harmed by Alcohol