Tribal members urge governor to intervene in nickname issue
Members of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe unhappy with the State Board of Higher Education's planned retirement of UND's Fighting Sioux logo and nickname have sent a letter to Gov. John Hoeven, urging him to "correct this wrong."
Eunice Davidson, a leader of the Spirit Lake Committee for Understanding and Respect, said the appeal was made to the governor because the board acted in a way that ignored the wishes of a majority of the Sioux people and left them feeling deceived.
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