by Grand Forks Herald
March 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm in Grand Forks Herald
UND to use ‘Fighting Sioux’ or risk losing trademark rights Continue Reading
Tags: Fighting Sioux nickname, GF and EGF, NCAA, North Dakota, North Dakota Legislature, State Board of Higher Education, UND 6 Comments »
Just goes to show that we’re meant to keep it.
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I am glad to see that they decided to collect/preserve documents, artifacts, etc…basically, Fighting Sioux history. After that is all done, they need to put this on display and not bury it in an archive somewhere. I am sure there are some on the panel who want it buried, but it has to be displayed somehow. I can’t wait to see the final product. I for one am Fighting Sioux forever with or without the name.
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However there are some the committee that have shared the need to remove all visual and historic references to the name under the guise of “Otherwise we will never be able to move on”. Why would you want to erase something that has been a part of UNDs culture for more than 70 years. There are ways to preserve this history respectfully, however for those with the agenda of scrubbing it away forever they will never be satisfied. I think they are going to find that UND fans are a different lot and will not just give up a symbol that is so deeply imbedded in the local culture.
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Yes please do document this history so that everyone can see the racist past of UND.
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I don’t like agreeing with you..but you are right on this one.
If we allow the NCAA to label us with this Hostile and Abusive tag, that is what it will be.
Past. Present. Future.
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First off, I have not seen s list of who is on what committee. I am happy to see that Dean Bruce Smith is a co-chair. I have appreciated knowing Bruce for many years and have faith is his honesty and integrity, especially with this issue.
What a tough job: do what needs to be done & place historical revisionists that want nothing less then to obliterate the actual history and meaning of Fighting Sioux history and our collective respect for the name/logo.
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