Tribe Sues Beer Company For Alcohol Problems

Written by Eliza Player on Tuesday, 03 April 2012. Posted in Breaking News, Alcohol

Tribe Sues Beer Company For Alcohol Problems

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota demands $500 million in damages for costs for healthcare, social services, and child rehabilitation from the effects of severe alcohol abuse.  

The lawsuit targets four beer companies, who sold nearly 5 million cans of beer in 2010 despite the fact there are only about a dozen residents in the area, claiming these stores knowingly contributed to the alcohol problems on the reservation.  

Alcohol is illegal on the reservation, and many of the residents smuggled it in.  

The lawsuit claims that one in four children on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  Read the details here , on Fox News.  Picture courtesy of Associated Press and Fox News .

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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