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No vote on Fighting Sioux nickname in 2014

December 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Supporters of UND’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 today. Continue Reading

Fighting Sioux debate may enter 2014

June 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

You’re thinking hoping maybe that the Fighting Sioux nickname debate will finally be resolved with the June 12 vote on Measure 4, or at least in November with a vote on a separate initiated measure to enshrine the nickname in the state Constitution. Take a breath. It may be November, but November of 2014. Continue Reading

As the Fighting Sioux nickname heads into federal court, Spirit Lake seeks access to sealed records in 2007 state court case

April 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

On the eve of a hearing in federal court on the NCAA’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against the association by American Indian supporters of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname, the lawyer representing the Indians asked the judge to unseal records of the 2007 Grand Forks County District Court case that incorporated the settlement agreement between the NCAA and the State of North Dakota. Continue Reading

Another nickname lawsuit goes to court

April 16, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Suit pits Indian nickname supporters against NCAAEncouraged by its victory last month at the North Dakota Supreme Court, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe goes into federal court this week to face the NCAA directly in the tribe’s effort to preserve use of the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo at UND. Continue Reading

Some Sioux say nickname ‘not our identity’

March 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FORT TOTTEN They cringe each time they see or hear a news report about the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname and how their tribe, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, has taken the lead in defending it. Continue Reading

Some at Spirit Lake continue to oppose ‘Fighting Sioux’ name

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

They cringe each time they see or hear a news report about UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and how their tribe, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe, has taken the lead in defending it. Continue Reading

Nickname defenders tell Supreme Court that 1969 ceremony precludes ‘civil interference’

March 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The issue before the North Dakota Supreme Court “involves more than choosing between the Legislature and the State Board of Higher Education and its powers to keep or retire the ‘Fighting Sioux’ name,” defenders of the nickname argue in a brief filed with the court late Tuesday. Continue Reading

Indian students applaud retirement of nickname, logo

January 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

American Indian students at UND who have sued the university, the state and top state officials in federal court over the Fighting Sioux nickname have told the court they are encouraged by steps taken to retire the name, but those developments “in no way undermine (their) request for damages based on the defendants’ past conduct.” Continue Reading

Nickname petitioners seek warmth, light and crowds inside the Ralph

January 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Attorneys will come together in a Grand Forks courtroom again Tuesday to spar over whether Fighting Sioux nickname supporters should be able to solicit petition signatures inside Ralph Engelstad Arena. Continue Reading

Judge rules against nickname supporters hoping to circulate petitions at Ralph Engelstad Arena

December 29, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

People seeking to preserve UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname do not have to be allowed into Ralph Engelstad Arena this weekend to circulate their petitions, a judge ruled today. Continue Reading