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UND mascot conference opens today
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2001

The Northern Plains Conference on American Indian Nicknames and Logos opens today at the University of North Dakota with a speech by environmental and political activist Winona LaDuke.

The conference will end on Friday with a rally at the new Ralph Engelstad Arena, which will open for its first hockey game the same night. Financed by wealthy alumnus Ralph Engelstad, the arena will include a statue depicting a Sioux warrior on a horse.

The school's nickname, "Fighting Sioux," is opposed by tribes in the area and most Native students. Engelstad threatened to drop the $100 million arena project if the school scrapped the nickname.

The school's logo depicts an Indian head.

Get the Story:
UND CONFERENCE: LaDuke speaks today (The Grand Forks Herald 10/3)
North Dakota's new arena to open with contoversial Indian logo (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 10/3)
Schedule: NORTHERN PLAINS CONFERENCE ON AMERICAN INDIAN NICKNAMES AND LOGOS (The Grand Forks Herald 10/3)

Relevant Links:
The Northern Plains Conference on American Indian Team Names & Logos - http://www.und.nodak.edu/org/span/bridges/conference.html
The University of North Dakota - http://www.und.edu

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