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UND still known as ‘Sioux’ in the skies

October 1, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS While the University of North Dakota’s athletic teams continue to compete without a nickname, there’s still one place UND students go by the handle “Sioux”: the friendly skies. Continue Reading

‘Home of the Fighting Sioux’ letters for sale

March 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Ralph Engelstad Arena on the University of North Dakota campus is selling one full set of “Home of the Fighting Sioux” letters from the outside of the building. Continue Reading

UND mourning the loss of a longtime foe

January 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS When the University of North Dakota and the University of Minnesota play in men’s hockey, anything can happen. It’s a lesson some of John Marks’ teammates found out the hard way in 1968. Continue Reading

Nickname issue will not appear on ballot in 2014

December 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Supporters of the University of North Dakota’s old Fighting Sioux nickname did not submit petitions to force another statewide vote on the issue by Wednesday’s deadline, Secretary of State Al Jaeger said Thursday. Continue Reading

Deadly road gets makeover on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation

November 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Oglala Sioux Tribal officials recently decided to fund the regrading and repaving of six miles of the road through a $4 million bond issue.
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New tribal president wants change

November 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) At first, the agenda of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s newly elected president might seem overly ambitious. But Bryan Brewer says the issues on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, ranging from a housing shortage and high unemployment to alcoholism and violence, are deeply intertwined. Continue Reading

Shakopee Mdewakanton extend $48M loan to Lower Sioux

November 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

PRIOR LAKE The Lower Sioux Community will undertake a major renovation of Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel, thanks to support from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
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Oglala Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit against beer stores dismissed

October 2, 2012 in The Daily Republic

LINCOLN, Neb. A federal judge dismissed an American Indian tribe’s lawsuit Monday that blamed beer makers and nearby stores for chronic alcoholism on an impoverished South Dakota reservation, saying the case belonged in state court but gave a subtle nod to the tribe’s claims.
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Nickname proponents’ push goes on

September 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Attorneys representing the NCAA and Fighting Sioux nickname backers who sued the association could present oral arguments before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by mid-October, according to scheduling documents submitted to the court. Continue Reading

Tribe secures money in effort to buy 2,000 Black Hills acres

September 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) A Native American tribe trying to buy land it considers sacred in South Dakota’s picturesque Black Hills is in negotiations with the landowners and has secured money for a deposit, though no final agreement has been reached, tribe officials said Tuesday.
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