By Timothy Williams
Pine Ridge is a dry reservation where tribal members can be arrested if the police even suspect signs of drunkenness, like slurred speech or a wobbly gait. The reservation has disproportionately high rates of health and crime problems related to drinking.
“I think it’s time to legalize alcohol,” Mr. Big Boy said. “It would reduce the risk of people going to border towns and endangering their lives, and we could use the money to build a family treatment center.”
For more on the subject, see Pine Ridge Gets Media Attention and Judge Dismisses Whiteclay Lawsuit.