Tom Iron: Higher priorities than 'Fighting Sioux' name
"It is time to put aside accusations from the past. It is time to let go of hard feelings left over from unproved allegations. It is time to do everything in our power to ensure quality education for future generations.

We are the proud Sioux nation, and we have battled for our position.

The NCAA was formed to eliminate gambling by players, coaches and referees participating in college sports. The association serves its purpose; it does not need to be brought in to judge whether the Fighting Sioux nickname is a compliment or an insult. There probably are as many different opinions about that as there are Sioux."

Get the Story:
Tom Iron: Tribes have higher priorities than nickname (The Grand Forks Herald 3/15)

More Opinions:
Erich Longie: Common myths about logo (The Grand Forks Herald 3/14)
Editorial: Change the name and logo now (The Bismarck Tribune 3/15)

Another Story:
Sioux nickname supports submit petition to get question on ballot (The Grand Forks Herald 3/13)

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