August 28, 2007

Vets support "Fighting Sioux"

Standing Rock veterans board backs UND Fighting Sioux nicknameThe governing board of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation's Veterans Group voted unanimously Monday to throw its support behind UND's Fighting Sioux nickname.

Black Cloud said he believes this is the first time the board has passed a resolution concerning UND's nickname. The veterans board was created as an advisory board to Standing Rock's veterans service officer, he said, and has no authority over the actions of the tribal council, the reservation's governing body.

The Standing Rock Tribal Council passed a resolution strongly opposing the Fighting Sioux nickname in 2001 and has not reconsidered that resolution despite UND requests.
Comment:  See my comments at the end of the article.

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