Standing Rock vote sought on 'Fighting Sioux'
Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota want the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to hold a referendum on the issue.

The tribal council has voted to oppose the nickname and ban a referendum. But supporters hope the tribe will change its mind, citing an April 21 vote on the issue that will be held by the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation.

UND agreed to get rid of the "Sioux" name unless it can win the support of both tribes. The deadline is November 30, 2010.

Most Indian students and alumni, along with many faculty members, at UND oppose the name.

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