Oglala Sioux Tribal president Bryan Brewer was arrested Monday while taking part in a protest march against beer sales in the Nebraska town of Whiteclay.
Pine Ridge is dry, and some tribal officials like President Brewer say liquor store owners prey on tribal residents by selling millions of cans of beer each year.
The issue is divisive on Pine Ridge. While many tribal residents want to see Whiteclay closed, others feel protesting against liquor stores won’t solve the problem.
SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray followed yesterday’s protest and gathered sound of the tribal president’s arrest.