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
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A Grand Forks legislator says he will be the one to introduce a bill in the upcoming special session that should retire the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname.
The incoming President of the State Board of Higher Education says the board is trying to set up a meeting between all parties involved with the Fighting Sioux nickname issue. A date just needs to be settled upon.
A new state law requiring the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname won't shield the school from penalties for continuing to use a moniker the NCAA considers hostile to American Indians, an NCAA executive told the school Tuesday.
Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple and North Dakota's Democratic legislative leaders said Wednesday they believe a meeting between state officials and NCAA executives to discuss the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname should be open to the public.
Leaders of 11 Indian tribes in the northern Great Plains passed a resolution of support for an NCAA policy to eliminate American Indian nicknames, logos and mascots at its member colleges and universities.
Some Spirit Lake tribal members are wondering what their role will be in the latest UND Fighting Sioux nickname development. Representatives from the tribe say they feel a little disrespected that they have not been asked to be involved with the NCAA.
With the UND men’s hockey team playing in next week’s Frozen Four, the NCAA’s online store is selling Fighting Sioux apparel. The decision has some wondering how the NCAA can promote selling the apparel yet reached a settlement with the university to retire the logo and nickname.
North Dakota's Board of Higher Education should meet soon to discuss its response to legislation that requires the University of North Dakota to keep its Fighting Sioux nickname, the chancellor of the state university system said Thursday.
UND says they're keeping transparent
An online news source says the University of North Dakota used its planes to ferry students and administrative staff to Bismarck to testify against the Fighting Sioux nickname bill.
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