Standing Rock veterans back 'Fighting Sioux'
The veterans group on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation is backing the University of North Dakota's controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo.

The vote by the governing board came during a meeting with Sam Dupris, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and a Korean War veteran. Dupris is serving as an "envoy" for the Ralph Engelstad Arena, which is decorated with thousands of Indian symbols and features a sculpture of an Indian on a horse.

According to The Grand Forks Herald, the arena is considering adding a monument to Sioux veterans. Dupris discussed the idea with the Standing Rock veterans.

UND has been placed on the NCAA's list of schools with hostile and abusive Indian mascots. The school is suing NCAA in order to keep using the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at postseason tournaments.

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Standing Rock veterans board backs UND Fighting Sioux nickname (The Grand Forks Herald 8/28)
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Relevant Links:
University of North Dakota - http://www.und.edu
The Ralph - http://www.theralph.com
Fighting Sioux - http://www.fightingsioux.com

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