North Dakota officials to change Sioux nickname

We’re a forgotten ethnic group in America, left to die off slowly on marginal lands. The mascot issue is a symptom of this, not the cause. We need to first fight the cause by making ourselves relevant and independent. After that, the symptoms will easily be overcome.

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NDIANAPOLIS — State legislators and University of North Dakota officials are preparing to change the school’s Fighting Sioux nickname following a meeting at NCAA headquarters.
By: Associated Press, INFORUM

State Board of Higher Education president Grant Shaft, left, and University of North Dakota president Robert Kelley, second from left, talk with North Dakota alumni Lucy Klym and Dan Kahl of Indianapolis, after they arrived at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis Friday. Kelley and four state leaders had a meeting at the NCAA headquarters to make their case for keeping the Fighting Sioux nickname. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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INDIANAPOLIS — State legislators and University of North Dakota officials are preparing to change the school’s Fighting Sioux nickname following a meeting at NCAA headquarters.

After spending more than an hour with NCAA President Mark Emmert on Friday in Indianapolis, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said the NCAA would not change the settlement agreement that goes into effect Monday. If the school doesn’t change its nickname, or get permission to use the name Fighting Sioux from a second tribe, it will be banned from hosting postseason tournaments and using the nickname or logo at NCAA tournaments.

Dalrymple says he will introduce a bill Nov. 7 transferring authority of the nickname and logo back to the school. Earlier this year, the state legislature passed a law requiring the school to use its current nickname and logo.

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