Politicians and activists have debated stopping the alcohol stream for more than a century, but Whiteclay's remote location - about an hour northeast of Chadron - makes the issue easy to ignore, said Frank LaMere, longtime Indian activist and director of the Four Directions Community Center .
"It's out of sight, out of mind," he
said continued public pressure is crucial to force a government solution.
"[Whiteclay] is one of the worst cases of human rights violations in this country and we fail to see it because it's hard to look at," he
"Good people sit on their hands, good people wring their hands, and good people remain oblivious to what happens there.
We as Nebraskans are better than this."
The Concert for Whiteclay Awareness is Sept. 19, 6 p.m. at the Countryside Community Church
, 8787 Pacific St. For more, call 659.6175.
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