Whiteclay documentary debuts

Sioux Falls, South Dakota (AP) 7-08

A film about the Pine Ridge Reservation border town of Whiteclay, Neb., premiered June 25 in Sioux City, Iowa.

Mark Vasina with Nebraskans For Peace directed, produced and edited the nearly two-hour documentary called “The Battle for Whiteclay.”

He says it follows American Indian activists Frank LaMere, Duane Martin Sr. and Russell Means in their effort to end alcohol sales in Whiteclay to residents of Pine Ridge, where it is banned.

The showing was followed by a panel discussion.

Vasina says in the coming weeks he’ll start distributing the documentary on DVD.

On the Net:

The Battle for Whiteclay: http://battleforwhiteclay.org/