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Tribe quiet as ND voters scrap Fighting Sioux name

June 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Voters statewide turned out in numbers not seen in a primary election for more than five decades, according to unofficial results, yet most members of the Standing Rock tribe took a pass. Sioux County, where much of the reservation is based, voted 184-159 to retire the University of North Dakota’s nickname and Indian head logo. Continue Reading

Tribal members want voice in UND nickname debate

April 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO (AP) An attorney for an American Indian group suing the NCAA in hopes of saving the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname said Thursday that a 2007 settlement should be thrown out so namesake tribes can be heard. Continue Reading

Accused Standing Rock tribal chairman gets council hearing

March 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Charles Murphy is getting an opportunity before the Tribal Council to respond to allegations that he acted improperly in making personnel and departmental changes.
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NCAA says Fighting Sioux nickname lawsuit by tribes should be thrown out

December 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The NCAA says a lawsuit that was sparked by the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname controversy should be thrown out of federal court. Continue Reading

Wrong fight for NCAA? Writer on Time.com says UND nickname ‘harmless,’ even ‘positive’

December 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The long and continuing fight over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname has caught the attention of Time.com, which reports this week on the NCAA’s campaign against the use of American Indian nicknames and “the puzzling, quite unique case of North Dakota.” Continue Reading

‘Bears’ speak Lakota: Cartoon aims to boost struggling language

September 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Berenstain Bears, a popular educational children’s cartoon program on public television, soon will be speaking in the language of the Lakota Sioux. Continue Reading

Three bills seeking to preserve Fighting Sioux nickname to get joint hearing next week

January 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Three bills seeking to preserve UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname will receive a joint hearing next week before the North Dakota House Education Committee. Continue Reading

NCAA: Spirit Lake request will not change logo retirement timeline

November 30, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

An NCAA spokesman indicated today that an appeal by members of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe will not change the established timeline for retirement of UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. Continue Reading

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Certification of nickname petition will take time

May 14, 2010 in INFORUM

Fighting Sioux nickname supporters on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation met with tribal officials this week, hoping to expedite a membership vote on the name and logo, but they’ve run into significant procedural hurdles.

“We’re not even talking about the petition yet,” Tribal Chairman Charles Murphy said Thursday. Continue reading…