Photos by Hilary Stohs-Krause, NET News
KVNO News reporter Robyn Wisch and NET News reporter Hilary Stohs-Krause recently traveled to Whiteclay, located in the far northwest corner of Nebraska, to dig into the problem of alcoholism on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, just across the border in South Dakota. Whiteclay - population: 11 - sells the equivalent of more than four million cans of beer every year. On Pine Ridge, a dry reservation, alcoholism directly or indirectly affects 85 percent of the people. Both sides have sought time and again to find a solution, but to no avail. Now, Pine Ridge is suing the state of Nebraska.
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