Yellow Bird Steel Vows To Continue Prohibition

Jan 7, 2015

Pine Ridge will stay dry if the new Oglala Sioux Tribal President has his way.

Beer truck drivers wait in the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska during a 2013 blockade by tribal residents attempting to stop alcohol sales in the Nebraska border town, just south of Pine Ridge.

President John Yellow Bird Steele says he is opposed to legalized alcohol on Pine Ridge.  He adds that he also opposed legalizing marijuana on Pine Ridge even if the federal government gives tacit approval.

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