Native American Community Works To Recover From Decades Long Alcohol HarmPosted January 12 2022
Four alcohol outlets in the of Whiteclay, Nebraska sold four million cans of beer every year to Native American residents of the Pine Ridge reservation that was alcohol-free since 1889. They did this by exploiting the existing social harms faced by the nearby Native American community at the Pine Ridge Reservation.
In 2017, the liquor licenses for these outlets were discontinued after years of work by community groups. Since then, the Native American community has started a journey of healing from the many traumas of the past.