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Tribe sues NCAA to let school use name
upi ^ | Nov. 1 2011

Posted on 11/01/2011 2:16:12 PM PDT by Mount Athos

The Spirit Lake tribe Tuesday sued the NCAA for blocking its attempt to let the University of North Dakota use the sports nickname Fighting Sioux.

Tribal attorney Reed Soderstrom said the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court challenges the NCAA's policy banning the use of Native American names and imagery by collegiate athletic teams.

He said the suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association was brought on behalf of more than 1,004 members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe "in direct response to their attempt to take away and prevent the North Dakota Sioux Indians from giving their name forever to the University of North Dakota" despite a tribal vote in 2009 and a "sacred and religious spiritual ceremony" by tribal leaders in 1969 that granted "perpetual use" of the name to the school.

"However, the NCAA has unilaterally decided that the name 'Fighting Sioux' is derogatory to the very people who feel honored by the name -- the North Dakota Sioux tribes," Soderstrom said in a statement posted on the tribe's Web site. "The NCAA has declared, without input from the Dakota Sioux, that UND will be prevented from hosting any post-season sporting events; and is encouraging other universities to boycott UND if the university does not remove the name 'Fighting Sioux' and the accompanying logo honoring the traditions and customs of the proud Dakota Sioux people.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: ncaa; pcism; sioux

1 posted on 11/01/2011 2:16:17 PM PDT by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

PC is so crazy. NCAA tells Native Americans...”Don’t you know that this name is racist to you?” Native American: “No, it’s not”. NCAA: “You stupid, racist person!”


2 posted on 11/01/2011 2:31:18 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Mount Athos

What policy?? Lol..


3 posted on 11/01/2011 2:37:48 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Mount Athos

4 posted on 11/01/2011 2:43:19 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Mount Athos
Kudos to the North Dakota Sioux.
5 posted on 11/01/2011 2:50:54 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Mount Athos
Hoka hey, Sioux!
6 posted on 11/01/2011 3:01:13 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Mount Athos

I have ALWAYS said that such a name is an honor to a proud and brave people. The morons running the NCAA have better things to do than to be enforcing misguided, unwanted politcal correctness. It is the NCAA that is disrespecting the Sioux people.


7 posted on 11/01/2011 3:03:23 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Mount Athos

Speaking of Political Cowardice, what sort of news organization goes with the headline “Tribe Sues” instead of “Sioux Sues”?


8 posted on 11/01/2011 3:05:37 PM PDT by Avoiding_Sulla (How humanitarian are "leaders" who back Malthusian, Utilitarian & Green nutcases?)
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To: Mount Athos

This was a test case to see if the NCAA had the horsepower to go after the heavyweights. Florida State Seminoles, Notre Dame Fighting Irish & Illinois Fighting Illini. My guess is the next move was to get ND & Illinois to drop the “fighting” part. The really tough nut would have been Florida State.


9 posted on 11/01/2011 3:23:50 PM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Mount Athos

Why not go after Notre Dame first?


10 posted on 11/01/2011 3:25:55 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (No offense to drunken sailors)
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To: Mount Athos

Some injuns are politically correct, and others aren’t. There are all kinds.


11 posted on 11/01/2011 3:58:47 PM PDT by familyop ("Dry land is not just our destination, it is our destiny!" --Deacon character, "Waterworld")
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To: Mount Athos

The NCAA is based in INDIANapois, INDIANa. Maybe they need to move to another city that doesn’t use an INDIAN name.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 4:40:18 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: Mount Athos

I guess wiping them from history isn’t derogatory at all...


13 posted on 11/01/2011 6:03:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: momtothree

‘NCAA tells Native Americans...”Don’t you know that this name is racist to you?” Native American: “No, it’s not”. NCAA: “You stupid, racist person!””’_________________________________________________

POST OF THE DAY!!!! I am still laughing. It is so true and yet so funny. ROTFLMAO!!!


14 posted on 11/01/2011 6:44:33 PM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: Mount Athos

Another day in Obamaland.....


15 posted on 11/01/2011 6:47:57 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: momtothree

I’ve always thought that naming something after someone was a sign of respect...crazy me...


16 posted on 11/01/2011 8:02:10 PM PDT by cherry
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To: TMA62

My husband’s cousin married a wonderful man who is Cherokee. We tease him horribly if he wears his Washington Redskins baseball hat or sweatshirt. We do jokingly tell him that he is racist toward Native Americans. All in good, sarcastic family fun but sort of the same thing.


17 posted on 11/02/2011 2:41:23 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: cherry

“.. naming something after someone was a sign of respect”.

It was and it is... however, this “view” has been changed. Teams named themselves after a group of “warriors” or people who were athletic and strong. Whatever group embodied a spirit of winning and not faltering against pressure. However, many schools are now naming athletic groups with silly animal names or such. Our local Middle School changed their mascot name from Raiders (OMG.. they were like pirates and they had knives and such) to the Bulldogs (that have extra folds of skin). Are you afraid of a Bulldog? Don’t you just quiver and get weak kneed at the thought of one?!! LOL!!!


18 posted on 11/02/2011 2:47:32 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: cherry

I’ve always thought that naming something after someone was a sign of respect...crazy me...

like obamacare...

hehehe, the exception that proves the rule.

teeman


19 posted on 11/02/2011 6:13:21 AM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: momtothree

the bulldog is the official mascot of the USMC

woof

teeman


20 posted on 11/02/2011 6:16:22 AM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: teeman8r

Okay... teeman! To be fair, the USMC could have a fuzzy, wuzzy, itty-bitty kitty cat... and they can pull it off. It would be one tough fuzzy, wuzzy, itty-bitty kitty cat but it would be a Marine cat. Woof (or meow) LOL!


21 posted on 11/02/2011 6:30:04 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Mount Athos

I have a male cat names Sioux....


22 posted on 11/02/2011 6:34:00 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?)
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To: momtothree

true... and most marines i know are adorable in their uniforms... and all tough as bulldogs...

go leathernecks.

t


23 posted on 11/02/2011 10:02:18 AM PDT by teeman8r (armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: teeman8r

They really do look adorable.. uh, manly, in their uniforms! (I just don’t want current or former Marines yelling at me for saying they look adorable).


24 posted on 11/02/2011 10:08:36 AM PDT by momtothree
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