Film aims to turn up heat on Whiteclay
Town's beer stores 'export ... misery to Pine Ridge'
By Jeff Martin
In the film, men are shown passed out in the streets of the village.
"How can we talk about the good life, how can we talk about the promises of our state when Whiteclay flourishes in our backyard?" says LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska who lives in South Sioux City, Neb.
Mark Welsch, Omaha coordinator of Nebraskans for Peace, has seen the film and said it left him stunned that Nebraska allows the stores to remain open.
"I mean, we're killing Indians by allowing that to happen," he said. "It's genocide. It's no different, really, than when we were shooting them in the heads, when we were trying to take over their land."
Perhaps Russell Means can get the town of Whiteclay to secede from Nebraska and become part of his Republic of Lakotah. Or perhaps he can simply declare it part of Lakotah by fiat.
For more on the subject, see Whiteclay Protests Are "Wildly Ineffective" and Nebraska's "Dirty Little Secret."