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Indian students file suit over bid to save 'Fighting Sioux' name

Six Indian students at the University of North Dakota have filed a lawsuit in federal court over the school's Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo.

UND entered into a settlement with the NCAA to get rid of the name unless the two Sioux tribes in the state supported it The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation voted in favor but the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is against it.

UND was prepared to eliminate the nickname until Republican lawmakers passed a bill that forces the school to keep it. The Indian students say the new law violates the settlement and the state constitution.

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6 UND Indian students file federal lawsuit over Fighting Sioux nickname (AP 8/11)
FIGHTING SIOUX NICKNAME: An uphill battle (The Grand Forks Herald 8/11)

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