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Tribal leaders urge disciplinary action for 'Siouxper Drunk' shirts

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More on: mascots, north dakota, racism, standing rock sioux
     


Deleted picture of University of North Dakota student in "Siouxper Drunk" t-shirt. Image from Dani on Twitter

Tribal leaders said the University of North Dakota hasn't done enough to address racism among the student body.

A group of students wore "Siouxper Drunk" t-shirts at an off-campus event earlier this month. Tribal leaders said the incident reflects how racism is accepted at a school that only recently got rid of its "Fighting Sioux" mascot and logo.

"Expel them," David Archambault, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said at a forum on Monday, the Grand Forks Herald reported. "Expel the students. Zero tolerance. If you do something like that, we won’t be meeting like this every other year.”

UND officials took part in a protest organized by Indian students this past Saturday. Students also criticized administrators for not taking action.

In related news, Bobby Bird Jr., a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, created "Siouxper Sober" t-shirts in response to the controversy. He isn't connected to UND but he wanted to show his solidarity among Native people.

"We’ve just seen this blatant racism,” Bird told the Herald. “These stereotypes, it’s kind of mind-blowing.”

Get the Story:
Tribal leaders urge UND to take action on racism (The Grand Forks Herald 5/20)
Michigan man responds to offensive T-shirt with different message (The Grand Forks Herald 5/20)
After racially insensitive T-shirt incident, UND community marches in protest (The Grand Forks Herald 5/17)

An Opinion:
OUR OPINION: Kelley’s right to reject a logo ban (The Grand Forks Herald 5/20)

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UND officials participate in protest over 'Siouxper Drunk' shirts (5/16)
Protest planned over 'Siouxper Drunk' t-shirts in North Dakota (5/14)
Ruth Hopkins: North Dakota students don Siouxper Drunk shirts (5/13)


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