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
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
(It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
I guess they could use the name “Fighting Lakotas” in the meantime.
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