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Standing Rock UND nickname campaign enters new phase

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Standing Rock supporters of UND's Fighting Sioux nickname are beginning a campaign to get each of the eight tribal districts to approve the nickname, according to one of the organizers.

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So far, only the Cannonball District has approved, Antoine American Horse Jr. said Sunday. If other districts approve, he said, it could force the Tribal Council to do the same.

Recently, nickname supporters tried to get the council to put the nickname on a referendum, but failed.

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