UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA HOCKEY The University of North Dakota
I received a note from the Herald's editor and publisher this afternoon that we will be phasing out using "Fighting Sioux" to describe UND's athletic teams beginning immediately.
That means tomorrow'... Posted on 12/2/11 at 6:16 PM
Diehard supporters of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname say they continue collecting signatures to force another statewide vote on the issue, but they won’t file the signatures until December — meaning the initiated measure would appear on the ballot in June 2014.
GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Thursday marked the repeal of the state law the requires UND to keep The Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
Now, nickname backers have announced they will begin a petition drive to put that law back place.
The end has come for the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. The controversial issue has left some people happy, some upset, and most just ready to move on. Now, Fighting Sioux fans and opponents are speaking out about the decision to change the tradition.
Both Governor Dalrymple and Representative Carlson expressed some disappointment with their NCAA meeting. But, both agreed that the nickname and logo need to go because the consequences are just too serious for the University.
State senators voted Friday to force the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname, but the school's president said he would take his orders from the Board of Higher Education instead.
University of North Dakota archivists plan to scour university offices and departments for letters, photographs, documents and artifacts to help preserve the history of the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and American Indian head logo.
A group at UND is likely to recommend elimination of the Fighting Sioux logo and nickname from virtually all uses after the NCAA deadline. The honoring history and tradition task group at UND is discussing the first draft of a recommendation to President Kelley.
Saving UND's Fighting Sioux nickname from retirement seems almost impossible after a judge says he will not force a tribal vote on the issue.
Chief Judge William Zuger's ruling says that the Standing Rock Tribe has sovereign immunity from any lawsuit aimed at forcing a popular vote on UND's use the Fighting Sioux nickname.
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