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 .