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NCAA: Don't bring Fighting Sioux name to playoffs
newsobserver.com ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dale Wetzel

Posted on 03/01/2012 2:02:29 AM PST by servo1969

BISMARCK, N.D. -- University of North Dakota teams risk forfeiting any post-season games if their athletes, cheerleaders or band wear or display the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and American Indian head logo, an NCAA official said Wednesday.

Bernard Franklin, an NCAA executive vice president, said in a letter to university provost Paul LeBel that the university "must forfeit competition" if "it has not adhered to this requirement" in any post-season games that UND teams have been invited to play in.

"We ask that the university take measures to minimize or eliminate the presence of the imagery or nickname brought to an NCAA championship venue," Franklin's letter says.

The NCAA has long said the nickname and logo are hostile to American Indians and that the Grand Forks school's teams may not wear uniforms that have the nickname or logo during post-season contests. But the Franklin letter's mention of forfeiting games is a new development.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: dakota; fighting; fightingsioux; ncaa; northdakota; sioux

1 posted on 03/01/2012 2:02:34 AM PST by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I wonder if anyone has bothered to ask the Lakota, Santee, or Yanktonai how they feel about this?


2 posted on 03/01/2012 2:08:02 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: servo1969
What's an American Indian ?

Even Columbus never found one

3 posted on 03/01/2012 2:14:55 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Little Pig

Perhaps they can change it to the “fight and sue”


4 posted on 03/01/2012 2:36:05 AM PST by mkmensinger
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To: servo1969

Well, we allow this to go on. We let those people go to work every day.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 2:40:07 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: servo1969

Well, we allow this to go on. We let those people go to work every day.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 2:40:18 AM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: servo1969

I guess Florida State is just too big to take on yet?


7 posted on 03/01/2012 2:52:16 AM PST by gusopol3
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To: gusopol3

No the NCAA tried and got told to pound sand by the Seminole tribe. The tribe believes itis better to be honored and remembered than it is to be forgotten.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 2:58:58 AM PST by Hawk1976 (It is better to die in battle than it is to live as a slave.)
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To: servo1969

Who the Hell is the NCAA to say what is hostile to Indians?


9 posted on 03/01/2012 3:14:49 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New the media American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Hawk1976
Hey look! The NCAA is trying to make itself look relevant after either not knowing about or turning a blind eye to a serial child rapist.
10 posted on 03/01/2012 3:18:44 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Who is the NCAA? It is every member institution. They allow themselves to do this to one another, And, as dumb as this policy is, I can’t feel bad for North Dakota. They, as a member institution, have done nothing to protest or stop the NCAA’s meddling in the State of SC’s confederate flag debate and its policy of not holding NCAA planned championship events in the State (ie, supporting the NAALCP boycott).


11 posted on 03/01/2012 3:23:00 AM PST by The Anti-Democrat
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To: servo1969

Fighting Irish; Fighting Sioux. WTF is the difference? I’ll bet there are no Sioux out there who are incensed by the name. Just some wussie progressives trying to “protect” the Indians.


12 posted on 03/01/2012 3:44:08 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: servo1969

FU NCAA!


13 posted on 03/01/2012 3:46:16 AM PST by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: servo1969

If someone had predicted 30 or 40 years ago that this PC insanity would become normative in American SPORTS, nobody would have believed it. Why, it’s as absurd as same-sex marriage . . . oh . . .


14 posted on 03/01/2012 3:48:37 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: servo1969

What if every kid on the team had the logo tattooed on his arm?


15 posted on 03/01/2012 3:56:41 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Little Pig
With the Sioux it's a case of not asking.

In 1969 the Standing Rock Tribe (The largest in the NDU region) granted the use to the Fighting Sioux name "in perpetuity" (that means "as long as the rivers flow and the winds blow") to the NDU.

Come 2005 the NCAA (representing the Paleface) declared use to the name demeaning and outlawing it unless the Sioux gave approval for continued use. The Spirit Lake Tribe gave approval by a vote of the whole tribe. However the Standing Rock Tribal council withheld approval, and also refused to hold a vote by the whole tribe.

Spirit Lake Nation Files Lawsuit Against NCAA

16 posted on 03/01/2012 4:30:15 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it.)
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To: mkmensinger
Perhaps they can change it to the “fight and sue”

LOL...well played !

17 posted on 03/01/2012 4:33:54 AM PST by Mopp4
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To: servo1969

In the full spirit of being PC, the team should rename itself “The Obsequious Self Loathing Weasels”.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 4:58:45 AM PST by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: servo1969
Bernard Franklin, an NCAA executive vice president

"They" have a name. This is an example of the PC cowards that are betraying our culture.

Fire him. Now.

19 posted on 03/01/2012 6:03:38 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: servo1969

The White man is still keeping the Indian down.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 6:10:19 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

Guess its tme to change the names (or boycott) the Chicago Blackhawks and the Washington Redskins too. If they keep using those names they will not be allowed to play in anyplace other than their home cities.

How dumb can the NCAA get.

My wife (of Norwegion accestory) is “outraged” that the name “Minnesota Vikings” is being used. Its demeaning (due to the Vikings incapability to win major events). She plans to sioux (sue, for short).


21 posted on 03/01/2012 6:29:23 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: The Anti-Democrat

http://web1.ncaa.org/committees/committees_roster.jsp?CommitteeName=BOARD

NCAA board is made up of University Presidents. They use the NCAA to inflict change on the system that they could never get past there own Board of Governors or Alumi Donor Base.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 6:29:23 AM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: The Anti-Democrat

http://web1.ncaa.org/committees/committees_roster.jsp?CommitteeName=BOARD

NCAA board is made up of University Presidents. They use the NCAA to inflict change on the system that they could never get past there own Board of Governors or Alumni Donor Base.


23 posted on 03/01/2012 6:29:35 AM PST by lack-of-trust
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