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North Dakota governor not sorry for 'Sioux'

North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R) graduated from Dartmouth College but he doesn't share the school athletic director's sentiments about Indian mascots.

Hoeven says athletic director Josie Harper was wrong to apologize to Native American students. Dartmouth hosted a tournament with the University of North Dakota, whose "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo is considered hostile and abusive by the NCAA.

"She takes her position with really no knowledge of UND and no understanding of how they've approached the issue," Hoven says in response.

Harper also apologized for other incidents that offended Native students.

Get the Story:
UND NICKNAME: Graduates respond to Dartmouth (The Grand Forks Herald 11/29)

Relevant Links:
University of North Dakota - http://www.und.edu
The Ralph - http://www.theralph.com
Fighting Sioux - http://www.fightingsioux.com

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