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Dalrymple signs N.D. bill repealing Sioux nickname mandate
Grand Forks Herald ^
| November 09, 2011
| Chuck Haga
Posted on 11/09/2011 3:29:06 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
BISMARCK -- Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed legislation this afternoon repealing the North Dakota law that mandates use of the UND Fighting Sioux nickname.
Earlier, by a lopsided margin almost exactly opposite of the vote they cast to defend UND's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo in February, members of the North Dakota House approved a bill today to repeal their earlier action and clear the way for the nickname's retirement.
The vote was 63-31, sending the bill to Dalrymple, who at the start of this week's special session had asked the Legislature to repeal the nickname mandate.
The Senate had approved the repeal measure Tuesday evening, 39-7.
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TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: dalrymple; fightingsioux; hockey; jackdalrymple; nicknames; northdakota; pc; sports
Change it to the Fighting Sue and have a lawyer as the logo.
Just take a dozen or so of the local Sioux and lock them in a room with the NCAA ruling committee.
See who comes out.
Be a breath of fresh air.
posted on 11/09/2011 3:33:06 PM PST
I'm partial to the Fighting Whities
posted on 11/09/2011 3:36:40 PM PST
by WOBBLY BOB
(See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
Don’t hey have some drilling and pipeline laying to do in ND?
posted on 11/09/2011 3:40:58 PM PST
Better change the state name then too, Dakota (from Lakota) is the Indian name for their tribe.
posted on 11/09/2011 3:48:17 PM PST
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Don't you get tired of the perennial offended in this country...I sure do..busy bodies, nosy nannies and plain old fascists...
This is not what it appears to be. The Spirt Lake Tribe has sued the NCAA to keep
the UND Fighting Sioux nickname. Unfortunately that lawsuit will take years to resolve. Another branch of the Sioux at Standing Rock wants the logo retired.
Without the legislation (which reverses action it took earlier this year) the NCAA will revoke the UND's ability to schedule opponents and compete in intercollegiate sports. The bill was amended to require the school wait until 2015 to chose a new logo. (I guess in the meantime they will be known as the "Fighting Nothings"?)
posted on 11/09/2011 3:58:37 PM PST
Better change the state name then too, Dakota... I recall when the pressure was on to change the name of the Indianapolis Indians. My question is that if they change the name, do they change the "Indianapolis" part, or the "Indians" part?
posted on 11/09/2011 4:04:28 PM PST
Have American Indians become a bunch of whiny wimps?
posted on 11/09/2011 4:18:15 PM PST
("And your oarsman stands with his knife in hand, and his eyes spell 'Mutiny'" Al Stewart)
Then the State of ND should repeal the names of all of the towns and cities that have Indian tribe origins.
posted on 11/09/2011 4:25:26 PM PST
by Jack Hydrazine
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posted on 11/09/2011 5:11:31 PM PST
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posted on 11/09/2011 6:07:53 PM PST
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I guess they could use the name “Fighting Lakotas” in the meantime.
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