LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — The University of Nebraska’s Institute for Ethnic Studies will host a speech by Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer on Thursday, April 10, 2014 as part of the organization’s Spring Celebration series.
President Brewer’s speech is entitled, “Oil & Alcohol: White Clay, the XL Keystone Pipeline, & Their Impact on the Oglala Sioux Tribe.”
Since taking over the leadership of the Tribe, Brewer has adamantly voiced his opposition to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and the sale of alcohol in White Clay, Nebraska, a small town just across the state line from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
He has served as president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, headquartered in Pine Ridge, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, since December 2012.
A longtime educator, Brewer began the Lakota Nation Invitational 30 years ago. The invitational brings thousands to Rapid City, South Dakota each December to participate in a basketball tournament and others sports-related games.
Brewer is a Vietnam veteran, having served two tours of duty there as a member of the United States Navy. He is a traditional dancer sun dancer and craftsman. He attended Black Hills State University and graduated from there with a degree in secondary education.
Spring Celebration Presents “Oil & Alcohol: White Clay, the XL Keystone Pipeline, & Their Impact on the Oglala Sioux Tribe,” by Oglala Sioux President Bryan Brewer
April 10, 2014
7:00 p.m. – CDT
University of the Nebraska
City Campus Union Auditorium
1400 R Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588