Yellow Bird: Put an end to 'Fighting Sioux' nick
"In the 15 years I've lived in the Red River Valley, the issue of UND's nickname and logo has dominated. It overshadows, influences, punishes, ridicules and divides the community.

The settlement of the lawsuit that UND had filed against the NCAA brings us to a crossroads. It's not the best situation, in my opinion; but it's something that may pull this irritating thorn out of the backside of the community.

This change needs to happen.

We've spent too much time debating the issue. The goal of UND is to educate our young people. The controversy interferes with the goal.

I hope the tribes will respond quickly, end the haggling and sparring over the nickname and let UND get down to the business of educating young people and the community."

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Dorreen Yellow Bird: A sad but understandable compromise (The Grand Forks Herald 10/31)
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