Contentions remain after alcohol vote on Pine Ridge Rez
Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted on Aug. 13 to end the reservation’s 124 year-old alcohol prohibition. The vote was in response to the alcohol sales from the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay, where the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission estimates the equivalent of 162,000 cases of beer were sold last year. While the results were not immediately known, the final count showed 1,871 tribal citizens voted in favor of the legalization of alcohol with 1,679 against.
My humble opinion is, all the money that went to Whiteclay, now will remain in the rez, that could be used for something and at least drunk people isn’t driving cars, but my opinion is pointless, because I’m from another country and even if I know what is going on there, is not the same, as I said is my humble opinion.