February 16, 2008

Sioux grads say no to UND

NICKNAME CONTROVERSY:  Spirit Lake UND grads want voices to be heardA group of enrolled members of the Spirit Lake Sioux reservation who also are UND graduates are asking that reservation's tribal council not to rush into a vote on the future of UND's Fighting Sioux nickname and American Indian head logo.

The letter, signed by 11 and delivered Thursday to the office of Tribal Chairwoman Myra Pearson, asks the council not to put the nickname issue to a vote before "you at least listen to what we tribal members, who have attended UND and who have experienced the negativism spawned by the logo, have to say as opposed to those who support the logo yet have never put one foot on the UND campus."
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Fighting the Fighting Sioux.

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