Red Lake Drug and Gang Summit speaker says alcohol part of 'historical grief'
RED LAKE - When Cecil White Hat was 5 years old, he stood in the back of his dad's car in Mission, S.D.
The streets were jam-packed with cars. It was 1953 and the first day it was legal for American Indians to buy alcohol.
White Hat described the scene he witnessed as a young boy in his presentation, "How Alcohol Came To The People," Wednesday at the third annual Red Lake Drug and Gang Summit in Red Lake. The two-day summit continues today.
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