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Spirit Lake tribal members want UND nickname on ballot

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A group of Spirit Lake tribal members plans to ask the tribal council to hold a reservationwide referendum on UND's Fighting Sioux nickname.

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"I feel very strongly about it," said group member Eunice Davidson of Devils Lake. "I like the name. I like the college using the name." She said she didn't think it was derogatory at all.

The group will make its formal request when the council meets next week, she said, though the time and date isn't clear yet.

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