Members of the student group BRIDGES nominated the NCAA for the award to recognize its efforts to eliminate American Indian logos and nicknames, said Frank Sage, the group's president.
Forum editorial: UND group pours gas on logo fire
The awards luncheon was organized by UND’s Multicultural Student Services office to recognize contributions that reflect the spirit of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. The award to the NCAA does not serve that noble purpose. King’s life was about bringing people together, not driving them apart. Thanking the NCAA for misrepresenting the American Indian experience on the UND campus is, in effect, an in-your-face insult to all the people of good will who are trying mightily to resolve the logo controversy.
The only way many people at UND are trying to "resolve the logo controversy" is by denigrating mascot foes and hoping they'll go away. Too bad that ain't gonna happen.