Tribal council bans vote on nickname
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council placed a moratorium early in May on any reservation-wide referendum to gauge tribal support for UND's Fighting Sioux nickname.
In a resolution, the council voted 7-5 to preclude any possibility of the school retaining its long controversial sports nickname, which some consider a symbol of pride and excellence on the athletic field and others call a simplistic stereotype that breeds racism and even violence.
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help you.