'Fighting Sioux' arena to display tribal flags
Tribal leaders are upset by plans to fly their flags at the "Fighting Sioux" arena at the University of North Dakota.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation weren't told that their flags will be unveiled at Ralph Engelstad Arena this Saturday, October 5.

“I wish I could go there and take the flag down and say, ‘No, you’re not going to fly our flag here,’" Standing Rock Chairman Ron His Horse Is Thunder told The Grand Forks Herald.

The arena features thousands of "Fighting Sioux" logos on its floors and throughout the building. It was funded by the late Ralph Engelstad, an ardent "Sioux" supporter who threatened to stop work on the facility if the school got rid of its controversial nickname.

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The Ralph to display tribal flags (The Grand Forks Herald 9/27)

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