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Chase Iron Eyes: North Dakota better without Fighting Sioux nick (12/06)
"The Fighting Sioux saga finally is coming to an end. Nov. 30 marked the deadline for UND to get approval from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Spirit Lake Sioux to continue using the Fighting Sioux name. Spirit Lake...

'Fighting Sioux' supporters launch last minute nickname appeal (11/30)
Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation make a last-minute appeal to preserve the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. As part of a settlement with the NCAA, UND agreed to eliminate the nickname and...

Letter: Fighting Sioux nickname a tribute to proud tribesmen (10/18)
"Athletes at UND have for decades taken to the field in honor of the team’s namesake, the Fighting Sioux. Early tribesmen displayed their great strength as defenders. They were skilled and courageous in their approach to those who opposed them,...

School prepares to retire controversial 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (09/21)
The University of North Dakota will officially retire its controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo by August 15, 2011. The school entered into a settlement with the NCAA to eliminate the name unless it could gain the support of two...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe ends discussion on Fighting Sioux (06/18)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe passed a resolution to end discussion on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the nickname wanted the tribe to schedule a referendum on the issue. But...

Yellow Bird: Peace and harmony as Fighting Sioux nears end (06/04)
"As I stood among the hundreds of milling participants — many of them dressed for business, but some looking like they just came off the rigs — I was surprised to hear a loud conversation behind me about UND’s...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe looking at 'Fighting Sioux' petition (05/14)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has begun looking at a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the nickname gathered 1,004 signatures on the petition....

Column: Indian students feel racism over 'Fighting Sioux' (05/10)
"It was with great shock and sadness I read of Archie Fool Bear’s scoffing at the stories American Indian students told of their experiences at UND, saying, “They’re making everything out of nothing." The students’ experiences are what C. Pierce,...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe delays action on 'Fighting Sioux' (05/05)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe declined to take action on a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the nickname gathered 1,004 signatures on the...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to weigh 'Fighting Sioux' petition (05/04)
Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are expected to consider a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education voted...

Delvin Cree: 'Fighting Sioux' dispute divided communities (05/03)
"Now that the "Fighting Sioux" controversy has "simmered" down a bit, I thought maybe it would be appropriate to say something about this issue that has divided so many people. I have observed many non-Indian supporters blow "steam" since the...

Erich Longie: Such an outpouring of support for Indians (04/29)
"We tribal members who attend or attended UND and are against the Fighting Sioux nickname have very good reasons for wanting that nickname to go. Our first-hand accounts about the “hostile and abusive” nature of the nickname and logo cannot...

Column: 'Fighting Sioux' supporters overlook race issues (04/22)
"“I don’t know whose decision it was, but I think it’s a terrible decision…From going there and being part of it, it’s something you’re really proud of. They’ve got a great history, a great tradition, and everyone’s always respectful of...

Supporters of 'Fighting Sioux' push for tribal referendum (04/22)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is taking another look at a petition that calls for a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The tribal council didn't take action on the petition...

Column: Time for 'Fighting Sioux' supporters to move on (04/19)
"Spleens were vented overtime last week when the Board of Higher Education voted to drop the Fighting Sioux logo at UND. The rage was instantaneous. Contributors to the UND Foundation threatened to cut off donations. The Engelstad family, donors of...

Editorial: Might as well get rid of more offensive mascots (04/16)
"It was with mixed emotions that we received the news last week that the University of North Dakota is dropping its “Fighting Sioux” nickname and logo. We agree with the general premise that racially inspired team nicknames and logos should...

Supporters of 'Fighting Sioux' still hopeful for tribal vote (04/15)
Supporters of the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota are still hoping the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds a referendum on the issue. Tribal members submitted a petition to ask for a referendum. But...

Editorial: Eliminating 'Fighting Sioux' was right decision (04/14)
"The coming year will be the final one for the Fighting Sioux nickname for the University of North Dakota. In the end, it was the right thing to do in a process that has dragged on too long. UND was...

Opinion: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe fails on Fighting Sioux (04/13)
"Congratulations to the Tribal Council of the Standing Rock Reservation for its decision to violate the will of its enrolled members by denying the efforts for a referendum to determine whether the University of North Dakota should be allowed to...

North Dakota board kills 'Fighting Sioux' nickname and logo (04/09)
The controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota is no more. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education voted to kill the name on Thursday. The decision came after the North Dakota Supreme Court upheld...

Editorial: Keep the 'Fighting Sioux' nickname in North Dakota (04/08)
"“In an 8-6 vote Tuesday, the (Standing Rock Tribal) council decided that it wouldn’t discuss the matter until the board makes a decision on the nickname.” So began Wednesday’s story by Herald staff writer Tu-Uyen Tran. The Board of Higher...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe puts off vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (04/07)
Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won't be taking action on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota for now. Nickname supporters wanted the tribal council to schedule a referendum on the...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe considers 'Fighting Sioux' petition (04/06)
Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will consider a petition that that seeks a reservation-wide vote on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Archie Fool Bear, a nickname supporter, believes the...

Column: Debate over 'Fighting Sioux' all about the money (03/25)
"The story brings to the forefront the crucial legal question in this case: Who owns the UND logo and nickname? The answer to that question is simple: the people of North Dakota via their representatives on the State Board...

North Dakota court hears case on 'Fighting Sioux' name (03/24)
The North Dakota Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit over the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation who support the name filed the lawsuit....

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe pushed on 'Fighting Sioux' vote (03/23)
A petition asks the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to schedule a referendum on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the name turned in 1,004 signatures on the petition. They are...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to get 'Fighting Sioux' petition (03/12)
Supporters of the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota will submit a petition to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in hopes of scheduling a referendum on the issue. Antoine American Horse Jr. told...

Letter: Ask Chippewa tribes to use name for UND teams (03/08)
"It’s getting so old reading and hearing about all the steps regarding the UND Fighting Sioux nickname change; it’s every day. I have an idea: Have UND go to the Chippewa tribes in Minnesota and North Dakota and ask...

Standing Rock petition calls for vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (03/03)
Supporters of the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota say the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe should hold a referendum on the issue. Supporters collected 850 names on a petition to call for a...

Column: It's past time to get rid of 'Fighting Sioux' nick (02/26)
"A year ago, my high school did what every school should do when cursed with a racially insensitive logo. It dropped it. In one sweet day last February, Denver South waved goodbye to Johnny Rebel, the Confederate soldier who...

Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' not honoring Indian people (02/22)
"As an English instructor at the Sisseton Wahpeton Tribal College in Sisseton, S.D., I collected from a young Dakota woman a paper that mused on the collective virtue of cultural humility. She wrote: “It becomes clear to me that...

Board takes no action on status of 'Fighting Sioux' (02/18)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education took no action on the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota at a meeting today, The Grand Forks Herald reports. Some board members previously indicated they...

Letter: Give tribes time to think over 'Fighting Sioux' (02/17)
"What has happened to the Sioux nickname? Has all of Grand Forks given up on keeping the name, or is the Herald publishing only what it sees fit? Who are these higher education board members, and who do they...

Erich Longie: Divide and conquer for 'Fighting Sioux' (02/15)
"The same old divide-and-conquer tactics are now being used on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. It is my understanding that six of the eight districts on the reservation have overwhelmingly voted against the logo and nickname. Now, Tom Iron and...

'Fighting Sioux' supporters want Standing Rock vote (02/10)
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are gathering signatures for a petition on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters of the nickname and logo hope the petition will convince the tribe to...

Column: Long saga over 'Fighting Sioux' continues (12/21)
"Friday’s district court ruling seems to be a blow for supporters of the UND nickname and logo, but that might not be the case. Instead, it may simply be the latest installment in a very long story. Here’s where things...

Judge to issue 'Fighting Sioux' decision this month (12/10)
A decision in a lawsuit that seeks to preserve the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota will come by Christmas, a judge said. Several members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation filed the suit. They...

Judge to hear tribal member suit for 'Fighting Sioux' (12/09)
A judge will hold a hearing today in a lawsuit that seeks to preserve the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Several members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation filed the suit. They say...

Michael Eshkibok: Colonization and 'Fighting Sioux' (12/07)
"Why are Indian sports logos still are at UND and so hard to get rid of? The best way to explain this is what’s known as the “process of colonization.” Colonization is the conquering of the minds and habits of...

Tom Iron: A tribal backer of 'Fighting Sioux' name (11/23)
"The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has several schools that use Indian nicknames. These schools are attended by both Indian and non-Indian students. These schools are proud of their Indian nicknames and will support them forever. During sporting events at Standing...

Police probe potential threats over 'Fighting Sioux' (11/20)
Police at the University of North Dakota are investigating potential threats over the school's controversial "Fighting Sioiux" nickname and logo. The UND Senate recently passed a resolution that calls for an end to the use of the nickname and logo....

Standing Rock chairman not pushing 'Sioux' vote (11/19)
Charles Murphy, the new chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said he won't be pushing for a vote "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Murphy said the issue is "very, very divisive" for...

Editorial: Give tribe more time on 'Fighting Sioux' (11/16)
"What’s the rush? That’s the key question that arises when the State Board of Higher Education sets deadlines and tries to bring the Fighting Sioux nickname issue to an early close. What really is the rush? Especially when there’s...

Editorial: A bizarre delay for 'Fighting Sioux' nick (11/12)
"The president of North Dakota’s Board of Higher Education was being kind when he said a judge’s edict regarding the University of North Dakota Sioux logo was “bizarre.” Richie Smith was reacting to a temporary injunction granted by Northeast...

Judge orders delay on 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (11/10)
A judge ordered the North Dakota Board of Higher Education to delay a decision on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The decision came in a lawsuit filed by members of the Spirit...

Editorial: No more stalling on 'Fighting Sioux' nick (11/06)
"North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and University System officials don’t seem to be getting the message: North Dakota’s American Indian Sioux tribes don’t have the University of North Dakota Sioux logo dispute at the top of their...

Standing Rock chair open to 'Fighting Sioux' talk (11/03)
Charles Murphy, the new chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said he is open to discussing the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota but only without the pressure of deadlines. Murphy said the...

Extension possible for 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (10/29)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will probably get more time to consider its position on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set an October 31 deadline...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mum on UND nickname (10/28)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe hasn't said whether it will hold a referendum on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set an October 31 deadline to...

Charles Trimble: A Fighting Sioux woman (10/06)
Sometimes we journalists take ourselves too seriously. We are widely published and read by many people. We are recognized, sometimes with big awards. We are trained and/or experienced, and we see ourselves as clever with words. Sometimes we see ourselves...

Erich Longie: Sovereignty or Fighting Sioux (10/06)
"There is no way any self-respecting tribal official or tribal member will give up our sovereignty for a college athletic team’s nickname. To American Indians, sovereignty is sacred. In my view, tribal nations never will give up their sovereignty,...

Column: Tribes in spotlight for 'Fighting Sioux' (10/05)
"Recent votes and elections at Spirit Lake and Standing Rock re-affirm what has long been obvious: the controversy over the logo is as disruptively divisive in tribal communities as it is on campus and everywhere else. Further, and using...

Charles Trimble: Victimhood and 'Fighting Sioux' (10/05)
As I get old, I am learning that age doesn’t give people wisdom as much as it gives them courage to say things that need to be said, no matter if those things might be unpopular. And much of that...

Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' affects Chippewa too (10/02)
"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....

Another deadline set for 'Fighting Sioux' nick (10/02)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set a "drop-dead" deadline to gain tribal approval of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The board said it would wait until October 31 to hear from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe...

Editorial: Waiting for tribe on 'Fighting Sioux' (10/02)
"As time passes, respect grows for the NCAA’s decision to let the use of tribal nicknames rest on the approval of the namesake tribes. This decision — at the time, a strategic retreat — has made the NCAA’s position...

Deadline comes for 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (10/01)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education will meet today to discuss the future of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The board gave University of North Dakota until October 1 to gain support from the Spirit Lake Dakotah...

Column: Time has spoken on 'Fighting Sioux' (10/01)
"This Saturday, the USD football team will travel to Grand Forks, N.D. There, the Coyotes will play the University of North Dakota in UND’s homecoming game. But the Coyotes might not be playing the “Fighting Sioux.” Most sports fans...

Rally against 'Fighting Sioux' nickname at UND (09/30)
Students at the University of North Dakota have organized a rally against the school's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Speakers include American Indian Movement activists Clyde Bellecourt (White Earth) and Duane Martin Sr. (Oglala Sioux), United Tribes Technical College...

Fool Bear: Democracy and Standing Rock Sioux (09/28)
"Some believe that the issue of the Fighting Sioux nickname at UND issue is a cause that should be decided by an outspoken few. But that idea completely contradicts the fundamental principles of our civilization: majority rule and democracy....

'Fighting Sioux' foes seek Spirit Lake reversal (09/25)
Opponents of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota hope to persuade the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation to reverse the tribe's stance on the issue. The tribal council passed a resolution that supports the...

Spirit Lake Nation clarifies 'Fighting Sioux' stance (09/21)
The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation supports the "perpetual" use of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The council passed a resolution that says the university has the tribe's "permission" to continue using the...

Board asked to extend deadline on 'Sioux' nick (09/18)
Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota asked the North Dakota Board of Higher Education to extend an October 1 deadline on the issue. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation voted...

Spirit Lake Nation backs 'Fighting Sioux' vote (09/17)
The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation passed a resolution that acknowledges tribal member support for the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The resolution could help UND keep the controversial name and logo. But the...

Yellow Bird: It's time to retire 'Fighting Sioux' (09/17)
"Retire the “Fighting Sioux” nickname. Enough verbal stone throwing. American Indian people have a history of racial problems with our non-Indian neighbors. It wasn’t long ago when Indian people were followed around in stores because storekeepers thought we might...

Editorial: Time to move on from 'Fighting Sioux' (09/14)
"To North Dakota American Indian tribe members who are continuing to stir the University of North Dakota Sioux nickname pot. The deal is done. UND has decided to move on. The controversial nickname and logo will be replaced with...

Deadline on 'Fighting Sioux' might be extended (09/11)
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said hopes the state Board of Higher Education extends a deadline on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Stenehjem said he's heard rumors the board might extend...

Media guide depicts UND 'Indian' being chased (09/09)
A media guide for a recent University of North Dakota-Texas Tech University game featured a "scared Indian" riding on a horse. The guide went out to select fans and reporters. UND President Robert Kelley was apparently concerned when he...

Letter: Follow tribal wishes on 'Fighting Sioux' (09/08)
"So, the Herald’s editorial board is saying that it’s not fair to cut this debate off prematurely, that voices should be heard and that for the board to decide before Standing Rock has had its say doesn’t seem right....

Editorial: Extend deadline for 'Fighting Sioux' nick (09/04)
"Before the State Board of Higher Education decides the fate of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, there is one final chorus of important voices that should be heard. These are the voices of the Standing Rock Sioux. They’re the last...

Time running out to keep 'Fighting Sioux' at UND (09/03)
In less than a month, the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota could be history. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set an October 1 deadline for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and...

Deadline approaching over 'Sioux' nickname (08/19)
Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota are running out of time. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set an October 1 deadline for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the...

(08/17)
"It looks as though the controversy about UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo cannot end well. That is, any solution will leave somebody with a grievance to nurse. Nickname supporters appear to be attempting a Hail Mary pass by...

Standing Rock Sioux leaders nix 'Sioux' vote (08/12)
Leaders of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe voted down a request to hold a referendum on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. But Archie Fool Bear, a nickname supporter, said he would ask...

Petition seeks another vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (07/17)
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are circulating a petition to force a vote on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Archie Fool Bear, a nickname supporter, hopes the petition will convince...

Letter: Keep fighting to keep 'Fighting Sioux' nick (07/16)
"North Dakota is the freedom state. North Dakota is holding the line. Our Legislature hasn’t let the federal government bully us into a primary seat-belt law. Our Legislature stood firm against gay rights activists. Homosexuals already are protected from...

Opinion: Let Standing Rock vote on 'Sioux' nick (07/13)
"We would like to take this opportunity to convey our thoughts and feelings to our brothers and sisters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We support the right of the people at Standing Rock to be heard and we...

Charles Trimble: No more offensive mascots (06/17)
It’s college World Series time here in Omaha, and the city is transformed to an interstate fair, with the city crawling with Titans, Tar Heels, Eagles, Sun Devils, Long Horns, Cavaliers, and Razorbacks. The Arkansas cheer, “Soooooiiiieeeee” resounds through the...

Letter: Standing Rock Sioux vote on UND nickname (06/15)
"I am writing because of my deep concern for all the Lakota people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The people have the right and need to know that our elected chairman, Ron His Horse Is Thunder, and at-large...

Opinion: Indian people manipulated by mascots (06/10)
"The North Dakota Board of Higher Education recently voted to prohibit UND from using Fighting Sioux as its nickname. As a Christian who strives to follow the commands and ethics of the Prince of Peace, I was encouraged and...

Charles Trimble: The demise of the 'Fighting Sioux' (06/09)
"In the furnished apartment where my wife and I lived when we were first married in 1962, there was a large framed print of a god-awful painting that hung on the wall behind our couch. I detested the picture and...

Tribal 'Fighting Sioux' supporters seek action (06/05)
Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation hope tribal leaders will take action to formally support the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Tribal members backed the name at a referendum in April....

Letter: Tribal leaders ignore 'Fighting Sioux' views (05/26)
"It’s disturbing to watch what is happening on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and in North Dakota. In both places, leaders are ignoring those whom they’re entrusted with representing. Standing Rock is a failed democracy. Likewise, some state government...

Editorial: Retiring 'Fighting Sioux' the right move (05/18)
"The clincher in the North Dakota Board of Higher Education’s ruling to retire the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux logo was binding two American Indian tribes to a 30-year agreement to keep the logo. It won’t happen, and...

UND faces new deadline on 'Fighting Sioux' name (05/15)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set a new deadline and tougher requirements for keeping the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. UND has until October 1 to reach an agreement with...

Editorial: 'Fighting Sioux' can't survive much longer (05/15)
"A new deadline probably dooms the UND Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. That’s just as well. It’s been clear for some time that the name and logo couldn’t survive. The reason is simple enough. No matter the appeal of...

Board meeting to discuss fate of 'Fighting Sioux' (05/14)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education is meeting today and will reportedly vote on the future of the controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. A supporter of the logo said board members...

Column: Don't drop 'Sioux' before tribe votes (05/13)
"In the past few days, discussions around the Grand Forks community have led me to believe that the State Board of Higher Education, at its meeting Thursday in Dickinson, will among other business matters vote to drop the use...

Cartoon: Democracy and vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (05/11)
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Erich Longie: 'Sioux' opponents won't give up fight (05/04)
"I was dismayed to read my cousin Eunice Davidson’s letter in which she apologized to the Engelstad family and the people of North Dakota for the activities held at Spirit Lake Nation. I want to be very clear about...

Column: 'Fighting Sioux' vote sends strong message (04/28)
"UND law professor Jim Grijalva presents himself as being a member of the fair-minded groups on both sides of the logo-nickname controversy who were “surprised” by the Spirit Lake vote. If he was fair minded, why was he so...

Opinion: 'Fighting Sioux' reflects warrior spirit (04/27)
"UND should keep the Fighting Sioux name and logo, and the tribes should be proud to support the effort. When I was a young man coming from Fort Yates, N.D., I was proud that the college I was going...

Column: A perspective on 'Fighting Sioux' vote (04/24)
"As fair-minded people on both sides of UND’s logo controversy discuss the surprising result of the recent Spirit Lake Nation citizen referendum, we would do well to keep in mind its larger context. The primary question of what weight...

'Fighting Sioux' supporters eye Standing Rock vote (04/23)
Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota are hoping the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will schedule a vote on the issue now that members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation have spoken....

Spirit Lake Nation reportedly backs 'Fighting Sioux' (04/22)
Voters of theSpirit Lake Dakotah Nation have apparently backed the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota in overwhelming numbers. The Grand Forks Herald said it was trying to verify the results. But a supporter...

Judge won't halt Spirit Lake vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (04/20)
Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation will be able to vote on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Opponents claimed some of the signatures on a petition that was used to put the...

'Fighting Sioux' opponents challenge Spirit Lake vote (04/17)
Opponents of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota are seeking to delay a Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation vote on the issue. Terry Morgan and Erich Longie say some signatures on a petition that...

Eunice Davidson: Why I'm fighting for 'Fighting Sioux' (04/16)
"It is with regret that I feel I must write this letter to the editor. A recent Herald story and the blog of Herald staff writer Tu-Uyen Tran seemed to question my honesty Our committee of supporters of UND’s...

Opinion: 'Fighting Sioux' name a tribal political issue (04/13)
"The dispute about UND’s nickname and logo seems to have entered a new phase, as North Dakota’s Sioux tribes prepare to vote on the question. This means that the issue has become a political question. But it doesn’t mean...

Standing Rock vote sought on 'Fighting Sioux' (04/10)
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...

Spirit Lake Nation set for vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (03/26)
The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation will vote on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota, a tribal member told The Grand Forks Herald. Eunice Davidson said the issue will be on the tribe's primary...

Tom Iron: Higher priorities than 'Fighting Sioux' name (03/16)
"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...

Spirit Lake group wants vote on 'Fighting Sioux' name (03/13)
Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation say they have gathered enough signatures for a vote on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Supporters want the issue placed on the ballot for the...

Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' nickname must go (03/09)
"For many reasons, I believe UND should change its nickname. One of these reasons has to do with the seemingly naive idea of being “true to the game.” Being an ex-athlete and a perpetual fan, I never would have...

'Fighting Sioux' committee faces more criticism (03/04)
Opponents of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota say a committee studying the issue is stacked with nickname supporters. Tom Iron, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, sits on the committee....

Letter: No win-win in keeping 'Fighting Sioux' name (03/02)
"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...

'Fighting Sioux' committee holds first meeting (02/27)
A committee that is studying the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota started its work on Thursday. Debate quickly turned to tribal views. Opponents say the committee should defer to tribal leaders, who have...

Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' vote threatens sovereignty (02/20)
"When the Herald, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Lloyd Omdahl and many other supporters of UND’s Fighting Sioux logo spoke out in favor of retiring the logo, we thought the ghastly, unpleasant issue finally was laid to rest. But no: A...

Spirit Lake Nation weighs 'Fighting Sioux' vote (02/19)
Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation might vote on a referendum on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. A tribal member who supports the name says the tribal council will consider the issue...

Letter: Indian students deserve harassment-free UND (02/16)
"Imagine how it feels to be an American Indian student on campus when the sorority women next door to the Indian Center got into trouble for dressing up like the stereotypical Indians, and yet the school nickname and logo...

Letter: Let tribes vote on 'Fighting Sioux' name (02/12)
'After spending several million dollars on a lawsuit, UND and the NCAA came to an agreement that stipulated that the UND Sioux name and logo would be retained if an agreement with the two North Dakota Sioux tribes could...

Spirit Lake vote sought on 'Fighting Sioux' nick (02/11)
Some members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation are seeking a referendum on the use of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo by the University of North Dakota. Eunice Davidson is part of a group that is pushing for...