Awash in Alcohol

The 12-person town of Whiteclay, Nebraska, has supplied more than 42 million cans of beer in the last 10 years to residents of the alcohol-free Pine Ridge Reservation just across the South Dakota-Nebraska border. The arrangement, according to an investigative journalism project, has contributed to an epidemic of alcoholism that has in turn spurred a cycle of domestic violence, suicide, birth defects and other ills in the US’s most impoverished county.
 
For a year, 12 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students gathered stories and visuals that depict the controversial relationship between Whiteclay and Pine Ridge and an ongoing legal battle that will determine the future of both.
 
Source: University Of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Journalism and Mass Communications

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