Thursday’s action by the State Board of Higher Education concerning the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo probably seals their fate, UND President Robert Kelley said.
“I think it does,” he said shortly after board members voted 8-0 to set a new deadline of Oct. 1 for the university to gain tribal approval for use of the name and requiring that such approval be encased in a 30-year binding agreement.
Why am I in favor of saving the Fighting Sioux nickname? The reason simply is this: I am proud of the name. I have gone back into my genealogy and have found some amazing facts about my ancestors who earned the name Fighting Sioux.
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