NDN Collective call for boycott of businesses owned by the Uhre family

RAPID CITY, S.D.(KOTA)- Officials with NDN Collective have announced a boycott of all businesses owned by the Uhre family, relating to an incident last month which saw the owner attempt to ban native peoples from the property.

Those businesses include the Grand Gateway Hotel, Uhre Realty, the Foothills Inn, and Cheers Lounge.

Yesterday, a group of activists opened the boycott in front of the Foothills Inn carrying “Rapid City vs. Racism” signs. One man on the line, Mato Black Bear, explained what brought him out.

Black Bear, a member of the American Indian Movement, encouraged people to listen to one another.

Raynor Whitcombe, also on the line yesterday, said the issue of racism needs to be addressed.

Whitcombe, a father, said he wanted to be a voice for his kids and help them identify “right from wrong.”