Supporter of UND nickname says Spirit Lake Tribal Council will consider holding tribal vote
GRAND FORKS - A decision whether to hold a referendum on the University North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname will be before the Spirit Lake Tribal Council on Saturday, according to a supporter of the referendum.
John Chaske said his group met with the tribal council Wednesday, and it appeared three council members are willing to put the issue on the ballot in April. Another council member was absent, he said, and a decision on the referendum requires all to be present.
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