Pine Ridge Polls Prohibition

Aug 12, 2013

Residents of Pine Ridge are going to the polls on Tuesday to decide the fate of the longstanding tribal prohibition of alcohol.  

The special election has divided the tribal council and tribal residents.  

Protestors form a blockade in the town of Whiteclay earlier this summer to stop beer trucks from making a delivery to the small town. The issue of legalizing alcohol on Pine Ridge is contentious.

SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray spoke with those on either side of the contentious issue for this story.