North Dakota tribes tired of 'Sioux' talks

North Dakota's tribes are tired of talking about the "Fighting Sioux" controversy, the state's top higher education official said on Thursday.

University System Chancellor William Goetz met with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Spirit Lake Nation to discuss the University of North Dakota's nickname and logo. He said the tribes see no value in discussing the issue further.

So rather than keep talking, Goetz wants to create a committee that would discuss the next step in the process, including the elimination of the nickname and logo. “We have to be prepared for that,” he said, The Grand Forks Herald reported.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has passed two resolution against the use of "Fighting Sioux." The Spirit Lake Nation has a resolution that neither supports nor opposes the nickname and logo.

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UND NICKNAME CONTROVERSY: Goetz: No resolution (The Grand Forks Herald 2/22)

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