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Tribal members urge governor to intervene in nickname issue

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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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