Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' affects Chippewa too
"I am a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and we have been left out of the nickname decision.

That’s unfortunate because the logo is offensive to not only our Lakota brothers and sisters but also other tribes. Disrespect affects all of us when our culture and people are ridiculed by the Fighting Sioux’s athletic opponents or when we are looked upon as mascots.

My granddaughter was a victim of abuse when she rode on a float in a UND Homecoming parade several years ago. She was a small child who was very proud of her new dance outfit. That pride was not shared by some fraternity boys, who threw beer all over her and called her names. They didn’t ask if she was a Chippewa or “Sioux.”

When my daughter found her, she was hiding under her shawl and crying on the back of the float."

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