Letter: No win-win in keeping 'Fighting Sioux' name
"There seems to be some information that the public needs to know about a “win-win situation” regarding the Indian sports logos at UND.

The only way there can be a “win-win situation” is after the Indian sports logos are off the table.

A real "win-win situation" means that we negotiate when we give up the name, whenever that may happen. It has to include those who are affected, or it is not fair to both sides.

Why is it no one talked about a “win-win situation” when decisions were made over the years to keep the logos? Now that there is a situation in which the pro-logo side may lose the name, people have started to use that phrase, “win-win.”

The Indian sports logo supporters didn’t much care about common ground when things were going their way, but times have changed.

Amber Finley, an American Indian doctoral student at UND said, “It is insulting. They are trying to put the responsibility on tribal governments that if they don’t cooperate in a ‘win-win situation,’ they are the bad guys.” "

Get the Story:
Mike Eshkibok: 'Win-win' means giving up nickname (The Grand Forks Herald 3/2)

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