- Associated Press - Thursday, May 19, 2016

WHITECLAY, Neb. (AP) - Advocates are hosting a conference on fetal alcohol syndrome in Whiteclay, a tiny Nebraska village known for selling large quantities of beer near a South Dakota Indian reservation that bans alcohol.

The conference on Thursday and Friday is part of a broader effort to address alcoholism on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Speakers include experts on fetal alcohol syndrome, sexual and domestic violence and a teacher who has worked on the reservation. Native American Activist Frank LaMere of South Sioux City is also scheduled to speak, as is Whiteclay documentary filmmaker and former Oklahoma assistant attorney general John Maisch.

Whiteclay’s four beer stores sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans of beer last year in a town with about a dozen full-time residents.

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