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PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION Vowing "we will live up to our obligation once again and be idle no more," Oglala Lakota Women and allies from the Deep Green Resistance will blockade the border of Pine Ridge and Whiteclay, Nebraska.
Alcohol Solidarity Blockade members marched into Whiteclay last August 26, where 5 got arrested.
The purpose of the blockade is to prevent alcohol from entering the Pine Ridge Reservation where alcohol sales, possession and consumption are illegal, according to Alcohol Justice.
Five members of the Deep Green Resistance were arrested on Sunday, August 26, 2012 when they formed a human blockade on the main street of Whiteclay.
Organizers of tonight's New Years Eve blockade list the following reasons as why they are staging the blockade to stop the illegal alcohol activity in Whiteclay, Nebraska, such as:
Organizers maintain 25 percent of Pine Ridge Reservation youth suffer from Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and 66 percent of Pine Ridge Reservation adults suffer from alcoholism.
“We do this to save the lives of our relatives who cannot defend themselves against the harms of alcohol due to the inability of the state of Nebraska to properly police illegal retailer alcohol sales and activities in the town of Whiteclay ”
commented activist Olowan Martinez.
“We do this to prevent abuses of all forms from reaching into our sacred homes and to show our future generations how to protect our homeland by any means necessary!”
Alcohol Solidarity Blockade
Monday, December 31, 9:00 pm
Border of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation & Whiteclay, Nebraska
Representatives from Oglala Lakota Nation, Deep Green Resistance and
posted December 31, 2012 7:20 am est