Liquor administrators discuss “The Battle for Whiteclay” documentary

The impact of beer sales in Whiteclay, Neb., was the topic of a morning panel during the National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, going on through Wednesday at the Cox Convention Center.
by Jennifer Palmer Modified: October 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm •  Published: October 2, 2012
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Omaha attorney Tom White, who represents the tribe in a federal lawsuit filed in February against the convenience stores, Anheuser-Busch and several other large American brewing companies, participated in the panel Monday.

A federal judge on Monday dismissed White's case saying it belonged in state court.

“I drink beer. I enjoy beer. But anybody that looks at that has to agree it's genocide. They are wiping out a population,” White said. Also on the panel were documentary filmmaker Mark Vasina, who produced and directed “The Battle for Whiteclay,” and Indian Activist Frank LaMere.

by Jennifer Palmer
Investigative Reporter
Jennifer Palmer joined The Oklahoman staff in 2008 and, after five years on the business desk, is now digging deeper through investigative work. She's been recognized with awards in public service reporting and personal column writing. Prior to...
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If you go

Free showing of the documentary “The Battle for Whiteclay”

Time: 7-9 p.m. Oct. 2

Where: University of Central Oklahoma

— College of Education auditorium.

Attending: Filmmaker Mark Vasina and Indian activist Frank LaMere.

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