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  • Bad News For The Bakken As Obama Administration Blocks Pipeline

    09/13/2016 3:56:00 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 28 replies ^ | 13-09-2016 | Nick
    The Obama administration shocked the oil industry last week, pulling the plug on a major oil pipeline from the Bakken that had become a flashpoint between a pipeline company on the one hand, and a growing coalition of Native American tribes and environmentalists on the other. Everyone was anxiously waiting a Friday ruling from a U.S. federal judge, who was weighing a request from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion 1,168-mile oil pipeline that would run from North Dakota to Iowa and Illinois. The pipeline would threaten sacred lands and...
  • Oil pipeline protest rurns violent in southern North Dakota

    09/04/2016 7:24:41 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 21 replies
    Billings Gazzette ^ | 9/4/2016 | AP
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A protest of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline turned violent after tribal officials say construction crews destroyed American Indian burial and cultural sites on private land in southern North Dakota. Morton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Donnell Preskey said four private security guards and two guard dogs were injured after several hundred protesters confronted construction crews Saturday afternoon at the site just outside the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. One of the security officers was taken to a Bismarck hospital for undisclosed injuries. The two guard dogs were taken to a Bismarck veterinary clinic, Preskey said.
  • UND nickname list down to 15

    06/11/2015 5:33:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-10-15 | AP
    The NCAA threatened sanctions against the school, saying the nickname and logo were hostile and abusive and that UND was not endorsed by one of the state's two namesake tribes. The state Legislature put a moratorium on replacing the nickname until this year. The 15 names still in the running: North Dakota, Blaze, Cavalry, Explorers, Fighting Green, Fighting Hawks, Force, Green Hawks, Nodaks, North Stars, Pride, Roughriders, Spirit, Sundogs and Thunderhawks, WDAZ-TV reported ( One possibility that was dumped Tuesday night was Flickertails, which the school used before adopting the Fighting Sioux nickname.
  • 'Fightin' Tom Hanks,' 'Black Mambas' rejected from U. of North Dakota nickname contention

    05/06/2015 6:17:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 5-5-15 | Brett Smiley
    The University of North Dakota has unveiled the complete list of suggestions it received for a new team nickname to replace the "Fighting Sioux," which was retired in 2012. And boy, were some of the names ridiculous. You can check here for the list of 1,172 names still in contention, but let's pay tribute to some of the more amusing monikers suggested -- with shoutouts to Kobe Bryant, "Game of Thrones" and "South Park" -- and promptly missed the cut. And as you can see below, many people who submitted names (UND had to whittle down the 628-page list of...
  • University of North Dakota begins campaign to find nickname

    04/01/2015 6:46:22 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 3-31-15 | AP
    The University of North Dakota is looking for suggestions for a new nickname. The school's nickname committee will be accepting submissions beginning Wednesday until the end of the April. The names must be 25 characters or less. The committee says it is looking for nicknames that are unique, promote pride and strength, represent the state and region, honor the traditions and heritage of the past, and can be a unifying and rallying symbol. A consulting group will research the suggestions for any trademark or copyright infringement. The committee will narrow down the choices for a public vote. The school's Fighting...
  • [Sioux] Tribe: Keystone vote is ‘act of war’

    11/18/2014 11:09:24 AM PST · by chajin · 79 replies ^ | Nov. 18, 2014 | Lydia Wheeler
    The president of a South Dakota-based Native American tribe says it will be an “act of war” if Congress authorizes construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. “We are outraged by the lack of intergovernmental cooperation,” Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Cyril Scott said in a statement. “We are a sovereign nation and we are not being treated as such,” Scott said in response to Friday’s House vote to approve the project. “We will close our reservation borders to Keystone XL. Authorizing Keystone XL is an act of war against our people.”...
  • The Obama Administration Will Seize Land from the Lakota Sioux if They aren’t Stopped

    07/19/2014 3:00:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    PJTatler ^ | July 19, 2014 | Bonnie Ramthun
    The only barrier standing in the way of another shameful broken treaty with our Native Americans is the U.S. Congress. The federal government is planning to take the South Unit of Badlands National Park and turn it over to the Department of the Interior, to have it administered by the National Park Service. The NPS was in the news last year when they barricaded our national monuments and prevented elderly WWII veterans from seeing their memorial during the sequester. The NPS put up barriers along scenic look-outs so drivers couldnÂ’t see Mt. Rushmore, and closed park entrances across the country....
  • UND: NCAA agreement allows some Fighting Sioux logos to stay in arenas

    09/26/2012 5:55:55 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-26-12 | ap
    FARGO, N.D. -- Thousands of logos depicting an American Indian warrior will remain inside the University of North Dakota's hockey and basketball arenas under a reworked agreement announced Wednesday by the NCAA and the state's attorney general. The agreement comes in a decades-old controversy that has included lawsuits, legislation, NCAA threats and a statewide vote about whether the school's Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian-head logo were insensitive to local tribes. The state Board of Higher Education had ordered the school this summer to drop the nickname and moniker to abide by a 2007 agreement with the NCAA. But that plan...
  • Has anyone else seen the 866-SKY-1224 commercial?

    08/14/2012 3:05:09 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 46 replies
    Me | 8/14/12 | GeorgiaDawg32
    It runs several times a day and I finally paid attention to the "fine print". Interest rate on a 10k loan is 89.66%, payments $743.99 for 84 months. Now, I'm not against a private business lending money at an interest rate, but doesn't 89.66% seem a little high?
  • North Dakota Votes Against Abolishing Property Tax ("Fighting Sioux" logo will change)

    06/13/2012 2:42:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/12/12 | SUSANNA KIM
    North Dakota Votes Against Abolishing Property TaxBy SUSANNA KIM | Good Morning America – 13 hrs ago North Dakotans took their angst against property taxes to the polls today, an issue gaining traction in other parts of the U.S. Voters ultimately rejected the constitutional amendment on Tuesday. However, a measure to change the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" logo and nickname did pass. Polls closed at 8 p.m. central time on Tuesday. Measure 2 proposed to eliminate North Dakota's property taxes, which amount to $812 million annually, retroactive to Jan. 1 of this year. If the measure had passed,...
  • Editorial: Vote ‘yes’ to retire UND logo (Fighting Sioux)

    06/12/2012 8:40:42 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 48 replies
    The Forum (Fargo, N.D.) ^ | 5 June 2012 | editorial board
    All the arguments have been heard. The debate, which has raged for years, comes down to Tuesday’s vote on Measure 4 – whether to retire the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux logo and nickname. North Dakotans who understand the greatness of a university is not defined by flawed imagery should vote “yes.” North Dakotans who understand that UND has been hurt by the nickname flap – and will be further damaged if the debate drags on – should vote “yes.” It really is that simple. The questions every voter should ask: Is the future of the university more important...
  • NCAA: Don't bring Fighting Sioux name to playoffs

    03/01/2012 2:02:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dale Wetzel
    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...
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe sues Whiteclay stores, beer makers, distributors

    02/09/2012 12:23:56 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 73 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 02/09/2012 | Kevin Abourezk
    Oglala Sioux Tribe sues Whiteclay stores, beer makers, distributors LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is suing the owners of four beer stores in Whiteclay, plus the beer distributors and manufacturers serving those stores. The tribe's lawsuit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court of Nebraska, lists more than a dozen defendants, including beer manufacturers Anheuser-Busch and Miller Brewing Co. The 10-page lawsuit alleges the beer distributors and manufacturers knowingly provided alcohol to the four beer stores, which, in turn, sold alcohol to residents of South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcohol is banned. It...
  • Botched abortion at Sioux City Planned Parenthood lands woman in hospital

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa, December 21, 2011 ( – An ambulance responded to an emergency call from Planned Parenthood of the Heartland in Sioux City on Tuesday and transported a patient to a local hospital, reports Operation Rescue. The watchdog group said Wednesday that sidewalk counselors recalled seeing the same woman earlier in the day as she entered the clinic for an abortion. Her condition is unknown at this time. Sherill Glassmaker, a pro-life activist who was just leaving a neighboring pregnancy resource center, noticed the ambulance in the parking lot and began taking pictures to document the incident. A paramedic...
  • Tribe sues NCAA to let school use name

    11/01/2011 2:16:12 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 1 2011
    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...
  • Spirit Lake takes legal action against NCAA

    11/01/2011 10:47:32 AM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 24 replies
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | 11/1/2011 | Herald Staff Report
    Spirit Lake Tribal Council representatives announced this morning that legal action has been taken against the NCAA over the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. According to attorney Reed Soderstrom, representing the Committee of Understanding and Respect, and Archie Fool Bear, individually and on behalf of 1,004 petitioners from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the lawsuit against the NCAA was filed in response to their ruling on the nickname and subsequent sanctions. The lawsuit involves 12 counts, including copyright infringement, lack of jurisdiction and “intentional infliction of emotional distress on the Sioux people.”
  • Retiring 'Fighting Sioux' nickname may cost $750,000

    10/19/2011 5:33:10 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 30 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-19-11 | Chuck Haga
    UND officials have estimated the cost of retiring the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at nearly $750,000, not counting the cost of changes that may occur at the privately-held Ralph Engelstad Arena. University President Robert Kelley sent the estimates last week to a budget analyst and auditor with the North Dakota Legislative Council, in response to a request made by Rep. Mike Schatz, R-New England. Schatz, who has declared that he will not support an attempt in next month's special legislative session to clear the way for retirement of the name and logo, said he asked for the cost information...
  • ND House votes to keep UND Fighting Sioux nickname, logo

    02/21/2011 12:42:53 PM PST · by GOP_Party_Animal · 38 replies
    Fargo Forum ^ | 2/21/11 | Teri Finneman
    BISMARCK – The North Dakota House has voted to keep the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. On a 65-28 vote, the House approved House Bill 1263, which states University of North Dakota athletic teams shall be known as the Fighting Sioux. Neither UND nor the state Board of Higher Education may take action to discontinue the use of the nickname or logo. It requires the attorney general to consider filing a federal antitrust claim against the NCAA if the association takes any action to penalize UND for using the nickname and logo. The bill will now...
  • Fighting Sioux forced by NCAA to change mascot, brand

    11/15/2010 1:37:51 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 110 replies · 3+ views ^ | November 15, 2010 | Dave Kolpack
    <p>Published: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:37 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, November 15, 2010 at 2:37 p.m.</p> <p>GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Duke without the Blue Devil? Notre Dame without the Fighting Irish? Most students and alumni at those proud universities wouldn't dream of dropping those enduring symbols of school pride.</p>
  • North Dakota decisions end Fighting Sioux nickname

    04/08/2010 6:41:09 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies · 477+ views ^ | 4/8/10 | DAVE KOLPACK, Associated Press
    A state Supreme Court ruling and a Board of Higher Education decision have retired for good the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname after a four-year legal battle. The court ruled Thursday that the board had the authority to dump the nickname at any time. The court rejected an appeal that sought to delay action. A motion later Thursday at the board's regularly scheduled meeting in Mayville to reconsider its vote in May to retire the nickname died after nobody seconded it.
  • (Videos & Photos) Sarah Palin In Iowa, South Dakota & Minnesota

    12/07/2009 4:32:29 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 9 replies · 750+ views
    I posted 7 videos & a few photos of Sarah Palin, the massive crowds sleeping overnight and the lines of people waiting to see her. From Iowa, North Dakota and The Mall of The Americas in Minnesota.
  • Tribe stops school from dropping nickname

    11/11/2009 4:51:44 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 37 replies · 1,339+ views
    Associated Press via MSNBC ^ | Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. - A judge has temporarily blocked higher education officials from changing the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname. The president of North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education, Richie Smith, said Tuesday that the order could delay the university’s efforts to join the Summit League and re-establish its football rivalry with North Dakota State University. Smith says he’ll talk with the state attorney general about challenging the order, which was issued Monday.
  • Chief Red Cloud to Obama: Black Hills are not for sale

    11/09/2009 6:37:49 PM PST · by SJackson · 104 replies · 2,995+ views
    Atlantic Free Press ^ | 11-9-09 | Brenda Norrell
    Chief Oliver Red Cloud, Lakota, issued a statement to President Obama requesting a meeting more than two weeks ago and is yet to receive a response. Chief Red Cloud, 90, told Obama the Black Hills are not — and have never been — for sale September 13, 2009The Honorable Barack H. ObamaPresident of the United States of AmericaThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NWWashington, DC 20500Dear Mr. President:I am the Itancan (chief) of the Oglala Lakota Band of the Great Sioux Nation and Chairman of the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council, the traditional governing body of the eight bands of...
  • UND's Fighting Sioux nickname headed for dustbin

    05/15/2009 9:50:04 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 56 replies · 2,281+ views
    pioneer dePressed ^ | 5-15-09 | DALE WETZEL
    North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has agreed to drop the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian head logo, a move intended to resolve a decades-long campus dispute about whether the name demeans American Indians.
  • Symbolic tea boxes dumped in Sioux Falls rally (Reagan, Jefferson & Lincoln in South Dakota!)

    04/15/2009 6:13:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies · 450+ views
    INO ^ | 4/15/09 | WAYNE ORTMAN
    Symbolic tea boxes dumped in Sioux Falls rally3 hours ago By WAYNE ORTMAN Associated Press Writer (AP:SIOUX FALLS, S.D.) Spurred on by a crowd chanting "Dump that tea," two men in colonist garb threw boxes carrying labels like Tarp, Stimulus and Bailout into Covell Lake as part of a national tax day protest Wednesday. Turnout for the noon-hour re-enactment and modernization of the Boston Tea Party in a city park was difficult to gauge. Police handling traffic in the area said it likely was lower than the 3,500-4,000 given by rally organizers. But people stood 10-15 deep in a broad...
  • A Belated Posthumous Medal of Honor for a Sioux Warrior (Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Keeble)

    03/04/2008 4:10:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies · 1,073+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 02, 2008 | John B. Dwyer
    In the aftermath, he had been wounded at least five different times by fragmentation and concussion grenades in the chest, arms, right calf, knee, right and left thighs.  Eighty-three fragments were later removed.  He never complained and refused medical evacuation until his men were settled into their night defensive positions.  Born on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Indian reservation in 1917, Woodrow Wilson Keeble joined the North Dakota National Guard in 1942 while the Chicago White Sox were trying to recruit the big athlete.  He served with Company I, 164th Infantry Regiment, Americal Division, the first US Army unit on Guadalcanal. They...
  • Korean War Hero Receives Posthumous Medal of Honor

    03/03/2008 5:47:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 215+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 3, 2008 – President Bush today presented the Medal of Honor to the family of the late Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble, the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the nation’s highest military award, for heroism during the Korean War. Army Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble was posthumously presented the Medal of Honor by President Bush, March 3, 2008. Photo courtesy of Vets Incorporated  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Keeble, a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, was honored during the presentation ceremony at the White House for risking his life to save...
  • First Sioux to Receive Medal of Honor

    02/27/2008 5:29:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 490+ views News Service ^ | February 23, 2008 | Carrie McLeroy
    WASHINGTON - During the final allied offensive of the Korean War, Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble risked his life to save his fellow Soldiers. Almost six decades after his gallant actions and 26 years after his death, Keeble will be the first full-blooded Sioux Indian to receive the Medal of Honor. The White House announced this morning that Keeble will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously in a ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m. March 3. Keeble is one of the most decorated Soldiers in North Dakota history. A veteran of World War II and the Korean War, he was born...
  • MSM Exaggerates American Indians Claims of Seceding From USA

    12/21/2007 12:57:04 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 38 replies · 258+ views ^ | 12/21/2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    Here is the kind of story that really proves how little the MSM bothers to research things, how they often simply print glorified press releases without doing any real "journalism," and how the defective end product gets picked up and regurgitated like it is suddenly a "fact." In this one we have the story of "the Lakota Sioux Indians" announcing that "they" have withdrawn from agreed upon treaties with the US government and that they are now a sovereign nation, no longer to be called citizens of the USA. Problem is "the Lakota Sioux Indians" that have made this announcement...
  • Lakota Indians Withdraw Treaties Signed With U.S. 150 Years Ago

    12/20/2007 5:36:13 AM PST · by Sopater · 349 replies · 1,012+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, December 20, 2007
    WASHINGTON — The Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the United States. "We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us,'' long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means said. A delegation of Lakota leaders has delivered a message to the State Department, and said they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the U.S., some of them more than 150 years old. The group...
  • Sioux logo T-shirt stirs controversy

    12/05/2007 1:19:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 462+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | December 5, 2007 | Ryan Schuster
    A T-shirt produced by a North Dakota business at tempting to poke fun at the UND Fighting Sioux logo con troversy has inflamed ten sions on an already sensitive issue. The shirt, which James town, N.D.-based Orriginals Inc. began printing about a week ago, includes the words: "No Sioux Logo No Sioux Ca sinos!" It also features UND's Indian head logo with the words: "Hostile and Abusive," and plots out the location of three casinos in North Dakota and South Dakota, which it describes as "Destructive and Addictive."
  • Sioux trackers to hunt Taliban

    03/10/2007 9:52:57 PM PST · by Flavius · 117 replies · 3,165+ views
    timesonline ^ | March 11, 2007 | Tony Allen-Mills
    AN ELITE group of native American trackers is joining the hunt for terrorists crossing Afghanistan’s borders. The unit, the Shadow Wolves, was recruited from several tribes, including the Navajo, Sioux, Lakota and Apache. It is being sent to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to pass on ancestral sign-reading skills to local border units. In recent years, members of the Shadow Wolves have mainly tracked drug and people smugglers along the US border with Mexico. But the Taliban’s resurgence in Afghanistan and the American military’s failure to hunt down Osama Bin Laden — still at large on his 50th birthday yesterday — has...
  • U Of M Stands Firm, Won't Play 'Fighting Sioux' (PC police in MN)

    12/19/2006 5:15:05 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 41 replies · 1,532+ views
    WCCO ^ | 12-19-06 | WDFL/AP
    AP) Grand Forks, N.D. The University of Minnesota's athletic director said the school has not strictly enforced a 2003 policy that discourages games with teams using American Indian nicknames and mascots. But that's about to change, according to Joel Maturi, university athletic director. Maturi said his school won't compete against the University of North Dakota in any sport except men's and women's hockey because of UND's Fighting Sioux nickname. Maturi said the policy won't affect other schools in the University of Minnesota system, such as Crookston and Duluth. North Dakota Athletic Director Tom Buning said Minnesota's decision won't affect the...
  • Judge Gives Injunction Over UND Nickname

    11/12/2006 8:19:58 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies · 1,127+ views
    Los Angeles Examiner & AP ^ | November 12, 2006
    A district judge has granted a preliminary injunction to stop the NCAA from banning the University of North Dakota from hosting a postseason game because of its "Fighting Sioux" nickname, state Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said. Stenehjem said judge Lawrence Jahnke alerted him to the decision Saturday night. Stenehjem did not know the details. UND is among a handful of schools with American Indian nicknames and logos that the NCAA considers hostile and abusive. Those schools are barred from holding postseason tournaments, or from using their nicknames during road playoff games. Stenehjem, in asking for the injunction, said the ban...
  • Fire Thunder Impeached (Oglala Sioux President impeached over abortion clinic)

    07/05/2006 12:19:34 PM PDT · by kingu · 41 replies · 1,573+ views
    Indian Country Today ^ | June 30th, 2006 | David Melmer
    PORCUPINE, S.D. - The first woman elected to lead the Oglala Sioux tribe was removed from office with five months remaining in her first term. Cecelia Fire Thunder, former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, met the anti-abortion movement and lost. At a hearing on June 29, Tribal Councilman Will Peters, architect of the complaints against her, said at the outset that abortion was the issue. ''We are here today because of the abortion. We will plan for and fight for all Lakota, including the unborn,'' Peters said. Fire Thunder opened the floodgates of criticism when she suggested opening a...
  • N.D. to Sue NCAA Over Fighting Sioux Name

    06/15/2006 10:23:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 797+ views
    AP ^ | 6/15/6 | DALE WETZEL
    Williston, N.D. -- North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has decided to sue the NCAA for penalizing the University of North Dakota's use of its "Fighting Sioux" nickname and Indian head logo. Following a 90-minute, closed meeting with Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, the board voted 8-0 Thursday to authorize the lawsuit. Its motion specifies that the lawsuit be financed by privately raised funds rather than taxpayer money. The NCAA has concluded that the Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian head logo are hostile and abusive to American Indians. UND may not use them during NCAA postseason tournaments, and it may not...
  • Why the "Sioux" may have to sue

    06/13/2006 6:07:17 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 22 replies · 802+ views
    University of North Dakota ^ | 13 jun 06 | Charles E Kupchella, Ph.D.
    June 7, 2006National Collegiate Athletic Association c/o Myles Brand and Bernard Franklin 1802 Alonzo Watford Sr. Drive P.O. Box 6222 Indianapolis, Indiana 46202Dear All,I have chosen to communicate with you in this way for several reasons. Since you have had what you say is the “final” word on the issue of our nickname and logo, we must now consider legal action. I want you, as well as University of North Dakota stakeholders and the general public, to know why we must. The NCAA leaves us no recourse but to consider litigation to make the point that the policy you...
  • Fire Thunder Fired: Tribe Burns Plans For Abortion Clinic [South Dakota]

    06/01/2006 4:39:42 PM PDT · by dukeman · 15 replies · 611+ views
    PINE RIDGE, South Dakota -- The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council voted yesterday to outlaw abortion on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and suspend tribal president Cecelia Fire Thunder until impeachment proceedings could be brought against her. Fire Thunder made headlines when she vowed to open an abortion mill at Pine Ridge in defiance of the new state law passed earlier this year banning abortion. However, the tribal council decided otherwise and took action to bring tribal law into agreement with South Dakota state law. “This is a loud and clear message to the abortion crowd that the people of South...
  • South Dakota Indian Tribe Will Open Abortion Business if Ban Becomes Law

    03/23/2006 4:46:45 PM PST · by sgent · 131 replies · 3,442+ views ^ | March 23, 2006 | Steven Ertelt
    Pierre, SD ( -- A South Dakota Indian tribe is throwing a monkey wrench into the state's plans to ban virtually all abortions in the state. Should the ban become law, one tribe says it will open up an abortion business on their tribal lands, which wouldn't be subjected to the abortion ban. Cecilia Fire Thunder, president of the Oglala Sioux tribe of South Dakota, says Sioux nation sovereignty means the new ban doesn't apply. As a result, she said she will lead an effort to build a Planned Parenthood abortion center at the Pine Ridge Reservation. “To me, it...
  • Semper Fi - a history lesson

    03/12/2006 5:56:58 AM PST · by Slam · 6 replies · 629+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2006 | Ed Timperlake
    <p>The trashing of the idea of commemorating the great Marine Fighter Pilot, Greg "Pappy" Boyington, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, by the student leadership of his alma mater, the University of Washington, is nasty and ignorant.</p> <p>A student leader proclaims she "didn't believe a member of the Marine Corps was an example of the sort of person UW wanted to produce." Another complains "many monuments at UW already commemorate rich white men."</p>
  • GOING NATIVE IN AMERICA - The Benefits of Becoming Indian

    01/18/2006 5:43:33 AM PST · by Atlantic Bridge · 120 replies · 2,042+ views
    DER SPIEGEL (German magazine) ^ | ---- January 16, 2006 | Jörg Blech
    In the United States a growing number of white people are discovering their Native American roots. Some are doing so for financial gain, but most are just looking for the meaning of life. A few weeks, Betty Baker was still just a white housewife. But now the woman, with her piercing blue eyes, goes by the name "Little Dove" --and has jettisoned her apron for an elaborate deerskin dress. "I am an Indian and I've sensed this my whole life," says the 48-year-old Baker, who lives in a wooden house on the edge of the small town of Pinson, Alabama....
  • Indians ride, run to Mankato to commemorate mass execution

    12/27/2005 9:07:46 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 38 replies · 1,207+ views
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 12-27-05 | ao
    MANKATO, Minn. -- More than 20 American Indians rode into downtown Mankato on horseback while dozens more completed a relay run that began at Fort Snelling to commemorate the 144th anniversary of the largest mass execution in U.S. history. On Monday, the riders, who had set out from the Lower Sioux reservation near Morton four days earlier, formed a circle around four drummers on the site of the execution. Tribal leaders delivered a message of hope, The Free Press reported. "This is not about the chaos of a war,'' said Sheldon Peters Wolfchild, chairman of the Lower Sioux Community. "It's...
  • Tribe Opposes N.D. Using Indian Nickname

    08/31/2005 1:25:03 PM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 40 replies · 943+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/31/05 | NA
    FORT TOTTEN, N.D. - Members of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe have voted to oppose the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
  • An Open Letter to the NCAA from the President of Univ of North Dakota

    08/12/2005 11:03:16 PM PDT · by Sgt.Po-Po · 43 replies · 1,243+ views
    An Open Letter to the NCAA: The quiet serenity of our beautiful campus was disturbed early August 5 by news reports that the NCAA had decided to address the Indian nickname issue. The early reports were unclear; the words mascot, nickname, and logo were used interchangeably, and the loaded words “abusive” and “hostile” were invoked without definition and without any real clear idea as to how they were being applied. We don’t have a mascot, and our logo was designed by a very well-respected American Indian artist. We couldn’t imagine that these reports would apply to us. Later, we saw...

    02/10/2005 2:18:28 PM PST · by Apolitical · 4 replies · 830+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | William Grim, Marni Malarkey, et al
    LATEST WARD CHURCHILL NEWS: PSEUDO-INJUNS GO ON WARPATH; DEMAND FAKE CASINO (Scarsdale, NY) -- Rushing to the defense of controversial University of Colorado professor and pseudo-Indian Ward Churchill, pseudo-Indians from as far afield as the Hamptons and Berkeley are joining forces to get the United States federal government to recognize their claims as an official non-existing ethnic group. Running Polo Pony, Chief of the Pseudo-Sioux Nation of Scarsdale, New York and Greater Westchester County, yesterday told reporters at a pow-wow held outside the Dakota Apartment Building on Manhattan's East Side, that the Pseudo-Sioux are prepared to engage in "virtual scalpings"...
  • Comanche Blogger Seeks Robert Redford's Scalp

    01/15/2005 10:56:33 AM PST · by Richard Poe · 9 replies · 1,146+ views ^ | January 15, 2005 | Richard Poe
    Comanche blogger David Yeagley is going on the warpath. His quarry: Robert Redford. His goal: To punish what he calls leftwing hypocrisy. High schools, colleges and professional sports teams face harassment and lawsuits every day for using Indian names and images. Yet no one objects to Hollywood leftist Robert Redford naming his Sundance Institute after a Lakota Sioux ritual. Why the "free pass," asks Yeagley? "I protest... the outlandish hypocrisy of the Leftist Indians, who would crush some innocent school for using `Warrior' on its school jersey, yet not breathe a word of protest against Robert Redford's use of `Sundance'...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers the Fetterman Masscre (12/21/1866) - Dec 1st, 2004

    11/30/2004 10:21:16 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 83 replies · 3,134+ views
    Wild West Magazine | December 1997 | B.F. McCune and Louis Hart
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Custer's Last Stand: Little Bighorn.June 25, 1876

    06/25/2004 7:09:26 AM PDT · by ijcr · 185 replies · 4,243+ views
    Historic Traveller.Com ^ | 6/25/2004 | Primedia
    Like the battle at the Alamo, the one fought at the Little Bighorn has entered the realm where history and legend merge. The basic facts are these: on June 25, 1876, seventh U.S. Cavalry troops commanded by Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer came upon history's largest known encampment of Indians beside the Little Bighorn River. In the battle that followed, Custer and all the men with him—more than 260—were wiped out by the Sioux warriors of Chiefs Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse as well as Cheyenne warriors. Ironically, the Native Americans' victory hastened their own downfall, as Custer's loss motivated...
  • Crazy Horse beer case dismissed

    01/08/2004 11:23:07 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 39 replies · 1,704+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | January 8, 2004 | Dennis Gale, Associated Press Writer
    SIOUX FALLS — Negotiations are under way to settle a decade-old court case that claimed a New York brewer used the name of Sioux warrior Crazy Horse on a brand of malt liquor without permission. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Piersol dismissed the lawsuit and gave both sides until Feb. 9 to reopen the case if settlement talks don't bear fruit. "I believe it's the right thing to do," Seth H. Big Crow, administrator of the Crazy Horse estate, said of the pending settlement. "To me, the idea is to preserve the name" of Crazy Horse, he said. The...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Grattan Massacre & Battle of Ash Hollow (1854 -1855) - Nov. 2nd, 2003

    11/02/2003 12:03:30 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 90 replies · 7,512+ views ^ | August 11, 2002 | Richard Jepperson
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...