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As 180-Year Distillery Ban Lifts, Tribes Weigh Alcohol Questions Anew

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-180...ibes-weigh-alcohol-questions-anew-11545487200

Plagued both by stereotypes and real issues with alcoholism, reservations consider a future as distillers

For the first time since at least 1834—when Andrew Jackson was president and the U.S. consisted of only 24 states—alcohol distilleries will be permitted on Native American lands.

A new law, signed by President Trump and supported by the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation in southwest Washington, aims to offer tribes a new way of generating jobs and revenue. But it also comes as many tribes are battling old stereotypes and real problems with alcoholism on reservations.

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Interesting situation for struggling Native American tribes - income & jobs for the tribes & cirrhosis for the Indians. It may be a hard call.
 

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-180...ibes-weigh-alcohol-questions-anew-11545487200

Plagued both by stereotypes and real issues with alcoholism, reservations consider a future as distillers

For the first time since at least 1834—when Andrew Jackson was president and the U.S. consisted of only 24 states—alcohol distilleries will be permitted on Native American lands.

A new law, signed by President Trump and supported by the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation in southwest Washington, aims to offer tribes a new way of generating jobs and revenue. But it also comes as many tribes are battling old stereotypes and real problems with alcoholism on reservations.

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Interesting situation for struggling Native American tribes - income & jobs for the tribes & cirrhosis for the Indians. It may be a hard call.

They can at least pay for treatment... California "Indian" casinos provide thousands for members of a number of tribes per month.
 

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-180...ibes-weigh-alcohol-questions-anew-11545487200

Plagued both by stereotypes and real issues with alcoholism, reservations consider a future as distillers

For the first time since at least 1834—when Andrew Jackson was president and the U.S. consisted of only 24 states—alcohol distilleries will be permitted on Native American lands.

A new law, signed by President Trump and supported by the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation in southwest Washington, aims to offer tribes a new way of generating jobs and revenue. But it also comes as many tribes are battling old stereotypes and real problems with alcoholism on reservations.

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Interesting situation for struggling Native American tribes - income & jobs for the tribes & cirrhosis for the Indians. It may be a hard call.
Indian casinos didn't turn every indian into a gambling addict but brought tons of money. I'm guessing distilleries may have the same effect.
 

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Yep. Let them do it. Maybe they'll plough a little of the profits back into treatment.
 

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If they are smart they make the areas where distilleries are, dry nations?

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