Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Charles Murphy says he will not seek re-election. Murphy's current stint leading the Dakotas tribe began in 2009. He also served as chairman from 1983-93 and from 1997-2005.
With just two weeks to go before the Feb. 7 filing deadline, the petition drive to put the Fighting Sioux nickname issue to a statewide vote in June has about a 50-50 chance of succeeding, spokesman Reed Soderstrom said Thursday.
As a Herald story noted Friday, the pro-logo individual(s) did not do well in the tribal elections.
This debunks the claim by non-Indians and Indians who are not enrolled at the Rock that Standing Rock is strongly pro-logo.
Because all of this already has been decided by the Standing Rock tribe (and more recently by the State Board of Higher Education), the elimination of the name and logo should be brought about as soon as possible.
Congressman Rick Berg is meeting with tribal leaders from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as well as local, state and federal leaders today to learn more about tribal programs and the needs of the tribe.
As for the logo issue, it will continue to be unresolved so as long as the leadership of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation ignores the majority voice. There cannot be closure for the reservation communities that were dragged into this battle until their ballots are counted.
Senator asks Indian Health to address situation after recent teen suicides; Conrad touts broadband project; Boucher to discuss Farm Bill benefits; Nurses endorse Pomeroy
Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said Wednesday that delays in filling two key mental health jobs on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation are “inexcusable” after two recent clusters of teen suicides.
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