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News Flash: North Dakota State Bison Football fans still dislike their century old arch-enemy, the Fighting Sioux from the University of North Dakota! News Flash: Some Bison fans still chant Sioux ... Posted on 1/18/12 at 9:08 PM
STAFF BLOG 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 5:16 PM
BISON MEDIA BLOG Sounds familiar
Had to raise my eyebrow over aparagraph in Grand Forks Herald story this morning on Rep. Al Carlson and the UND nickname issue:
"(Carlson) also suggested last week that Kelley or others at UND encour... Posted on 6/29/11 at 7:12 AM
The decision to retire UND’s controversial Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, which has existed for roughly eight decades, was voted the top story for 2010 by the North Dakota Associated Press Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Herald Staff and Wire Reports
, December 27, 2010
Matt Fore read the news on his computer and turned to his 4-year-old son. “It looks like the Fighting Sioux won’t be called the Fighting Sioux anymore,” he told Jace, who was playing nearby.
“He was not happy.” Open the article to also see the YouTube video of the young Fighting Sioux fan's reaction
Benefactor's family responds to board’s decision The daughter of the late Ralph Engelstad said Friday that she and other trustees of the UND benefactor’s family foundation “feel deeply disappointed, saddened and deceived” by this week’s developments in the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo struggle.
Echoing the sentiments of their coaches who spoke before them Friday morning, the team captains of the two highest profile sports at UND voiced their displeasure over the impending retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
UND President Robert Kelley faced about 200 students — many of them sporting Sioux jerseys — and other members of the university community Friday to take their questions about retirement of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
The higher ed board has not covered itself with glory in this mess. Weak and vacillating, the board has made a bad situation worse. In attempting to accommodate tribes by delaying a decision, the board has learned that tribal leaders have their own agendas and timetables. In effect, the higher ed board has been jerked around.
The Ralph Engelstad Arena has no role in a lawsuit filed by eight Spirit Lake Sioux tribal members that supports the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian head logo, the arena’s general manager says.
North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and University System officials don’t seem to be getting the message: North Dakota’s American Indian Sioux tribes don’t have the University of North Dakota Sioux logo dispute at the top of their agendas.
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