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Effects of alcohol on Pine Ridge Reservation topic of film

"Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian,” a 2014 documentary highlighting the lives of four Native American men on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation struggling with alcohol addiction, will be shown at Creighton University on Thursday, Sept 29 at 7 p.m. in Harper Center Ballroom C.

A discussion will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

The documentary follows four men living on the streets of Whiteclay, Nebraska, where alcohol is readily available, just across the border from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It examines the harmful effects of alcohol abuse on tribal reservations including high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome, cirrhosis, teen suicide, and high-risk sexual behavior. It also looks at those Native Americans who have found empowerment through sobriety.

The event is sponsored by Creighton’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, and the Departments of Psychology and History.

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