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Push to Stop Town of 12 From Selling 3.5M Beers

Whiteclay abuts a South Dakota Indian reservation plagued by alcoholism

(Newser) - A faith ministry in Nebraska has started a fundraising campaign to buy out four stores that sell millions of cans of beer each year in a tiny village next to a South Dakota Indian reservation plagued by alcoholism. The Lakota Hope street ministry in Whiteclay, Neb., is looking to raise... More »

Sioux Race to Raise Funds to Buy Sacred Land

Land was seized by Congress after Dakota gold was found

(Newser) - The tribes of the Great Sioux Nation are scrambling to raise enough funds to buy back sacred land seized from them by Congress 135 years ago. The 2,000-acre site, known as Pe' Sla, is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and is going up for auction this... More »

Lakotas Secede From Union

Native Americans declare independence, demand international recognition

(Newser) - Some Lakota tribesman, led by veteran American Indian activist Russell Means, have declared a sovereign nation within US borders. “We are now a free country and independent of the United States,” Means told the Rapid City Journal yesterday, adding, "This is all completely legal." The group... More »

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