For the first time, one of the UND Law School students fanning out to summer externships with judges, courts and other parts of the legal system will join a tribal court, at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
President Barack Obama has named a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to serve as his senior policy adviser for Native American affairs. Obama on Friday announced the appointment of Jodi Gillette to advise him on Native American issues on the White House Domestic Policy Council. Gillette previously worked on Indian issues at the Interior Department.
A lawsuit filed in federal court by Sioux Indians who support UND’s use of the Fighting Sioux nickname could affect next week’s reconsideration of the issue by the North Dakota Legislature, House Majority Leader Al Carlson, R-Fargo, said.
Democrats in the North Dakota Legislature have urged the president of the State Board of Higher Education to open the meeting scheduled April 22 concerning UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname. The meeting in Bismarck is to involve top NCAA officials, board officers, legislative leaders and the university’s president and athletic director.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council has another petition to mull over concerning the Fighting Sioux nickname - but this manifest of 1,010 names urges the council to stand by a 1992 tribal council resolution asking UND to drop its use of the name and logo.
Jesi Shanley works long hours and drives about two hours a day in hopes she can help make the future brighter for not only her children but all the children in her home community on Standing Rock Reservation.
Shanley, 32, is working toward earning a doctorate in adult and occupational education, a degree she hopes will help her transform the reservation on which she grew up.
Fargodome officials say last month’s Bon Jovi concert helped put the facility’s finances back on track. The rock group drew 21,800 fans and netted the Fargodome $160,332, which was $90,608 more than budgeted.
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, April 25, 2010
Attorney general says SBHE missed chance to get tribes’ blessing to use Sioux nickname North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, who sued the NCAA in 2006 on behalf of the State Board of Higher Education, told a Minot audience that he "got them three years of time in which they could attempt to get namesake approval."
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