Letter: Let tribes vote on 'Fighting Sioux' name
'After spending several million dollars on a lawsuit, UND and the NCAA came to an agreement that stipulated that the UND Sioux name and logo would be retained if an agreement with the two North Dakota Sioux tribes could be reached. The Herald editorial board bragged that this was what the board had suggested a full year earlier, and it certainly would have saved a whole lot of money if the Herald’s suggestion had been taken.

Indeed, the lawsuit resolution seemed like the perfect plan, in that the right people would be deciding on the future use of the Sioux name. If the Sioux tribes of North Dakota agreed that they wanted to take back their namesake, no one could justify keeping it.

So, it seemed that the way was cleared for a tribal referendum to assess the will of the North Dakota Sioux tribes.

But that’s not happened."

Get the Story:
Doug Fosse: Let Sioux tribes vote on Sioux nickname (The Grand Forks Herald 2/12)

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