Standing Rock Sioux Tribe bars vote on 'Sioux' nickname
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won't be allowed to vote on the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo.

The tribal council passed a resolution that bars a referendum on the issue. The resolution cites the divisive history of the nickname and a recent sorority party at UND in which participants dressed up as Indians.

The tribe has long opposed the "Sioux" nickname and logo. As part of a settlement with the NCAA, UND agreed to stop using the symbols within three years -- unless it can gain support of two Sioux tribes in the state.

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Tribal council bans vote on nickname (The Grand Forks Herald 6/4)
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