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  • Alcohol took the Pine Ridge Reservation by storm; ever since its appearance our people haven’t been the same. Even though alcohol is prohibited on the reservation you still see the major affects it has on many loved ones. It is the leading cause of death in every community, yet nobody seems to care. You still see people smuggling alcohol into the reservation everyday.
    Alcohol is a gateway for many tragedies. It is the influence of many violent altercations, it causes car accidents, and it causes cirrhosis, most of all it is the leading cause of the fall of our people. We were once a respected tribe, now we are known for the Native Americans who fell to the feet of alcoholism. This is not what I want to be known for, maybe it is time for a change.
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