Skip to comments.Fighting Sioux nickname bill passes N.D. Senate; Dalrymple will sign it
Posted on 03/13/2011 1:05:57 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
The North Dakota Senate voted today to approve legislation ordering UND to retain its controversial Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian-head logo.
The vote was 28-15 with four senators absent and not voting, and came after a massive e-mail lobbying campaign that senators said heavily favored approval.
The bill, passed earlier by the House on a 65-28 vote, goes now to Gov. Jack Dalrymple, who said he will sign it.
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If Indians don’t like it they can always go back to Asia.
This bill puts the school at loggerheads with the NCAA, so now everyone will see if the NCAA expels them, or caves and lets them keep their mascot, or tries some meeching half measure, like forbidding them from displaying or referring to their mascot during athletic events. That is, you may have to keep it, but you can’t use it.
The NCAA (ironically headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana) are going to be upset.
The only people upset buy these nicknames are the liberal, white crackers. It doesn’t bother any of the Indians that I know. They wear a lot of these logos on their hats and jackets.
Exactly. It’s only insulting to people who are perenially insulted about something or other.
Would these whiners be insulted if their picture were on a dollar bill? That’s considered a compliment, is it not?
That's what the NCAA did with Central Michigan University - the Chippewas.
As I understand it, the Sioux license their name and collect revenue.
Who got their panties in a wad over this? I’ve heard for years the American Indians never had a problem with it.
As with most things like this some nanny stater threw a tantrum but in this case those who usually give in decided to openly ignore on it purpose as they should.
The Indians are also proud that their names are used for the helicopters in Attack Helicopter units in the U.S. Army.
On this Selection Sunday it’s another timely opportunity to point out that the NCAA long ago exceeded their charter in letter and spirit. They are (and should be) an organizing and sanctioning body for leagues and/or championships but absolute power has had its usual corrupting influence and they now fancy themselves righters of societal wrongs including (gasp) logos and nicknames.
An organization made up of so-called educators was always going to be on the vanguard of the PC movement and they never fail to disappoint.
The whiney little bitches who complain about this are not Indians at all. Indians does whine about things honoring them.
Tell the NCAA to go crap in their hats.
Please make a note of this: it is not Indians that are “offended” by these nicknames. It is PC liberals. They are using the NCAA to enforce their brand of political correctness on normal people.
It’s been about ten years since Seattle University changed their team name from Chieftans to Redhawks - I don’t know what was offensive about the first one.
This was given a lot of momentum by the late Myles Brand who ironically fired legendary Coach Bobby Knight when he was president of IU.
> The NCAA (ironically headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana) are going to be upset.
On the behalf of my G-G grandfather who came from Ireland, I have a right to be offended -- especially if I can make some money from being offended.
And if you don't like it, then put you're dukes up.
The vote was 28-15 with four senators absent and not voting,
Wanna bet the four were RATS?
Colorado needs similar legislation to protect their own “Fighting Whites” team name: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fighting_Whites
Team booster shirts are still available! http://www.cafepress.com/fightinwhite
My grandfather was a full-blood Dakota Sioux — his favorite NFL team? Washington Redskins - his son’s favorite team?
Truly amazing is it not?
It is amazing how many Indians love the Washington Redskins. I see Navajos everyday wearing Redskins or Cleveland Indian ball caps. The libbies need to find something more constructive to do with their time.
I was really hoping the Fighting Whiteys had a chance if the name was going to be changed.
I don't think it was the Indians, per se.
Although the proper name for those tribes is the Lakota people. Sioux was what their enemies called them. It was not a term of endearment. OTOH, it was a term with a certain amount of respect, since in general those enemies got their asses kicked. :)
Not just attack helicopters.. all helicopters. Black Hawk, the famous war chief of the Sauk tribe was from the Mississippi Valley. He met with President Jackson. The Chinook are a Northwestern tribe. The UH-1 "Huey" was named the Iroquois. The "Mash" type H-13 (Bell model 47) was none other than the Sioux.
More like the Chief of the Seminoles coming out in favor of the school continuing to use the name. Slapped the NCAA right upside the head he did. :)
How about The Fighting Irish——is that politically correct?
No lets keep them busy with such relatively trivial things like this.
Might help keep the bastids away from our guns and our money.
Comanche leader Bad Eagle’s grandson has something to say about all this:
That doesn’t always guarantee the school can keep the name.
Right on. The schools took those names because they recognized that they were proud people with brave, valiant warriors. Using the name is not mockery or a slur; they chose the name because they respected them and their abilities in a virtuous way. It is an honor.
One of my coworkers is three-quarters Southern Cheyenne and one-quarter Southern Arapaho and he is one of the biggest Redskins fans I’ve ever met. He always takes a week of vacation so he can go over to watch their first week of training camp.