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Erich Longie: Curse is finally lifted as 'Sioux' mascot goes away
Erich Longie: Curse is finally lifted as 'Sioux' mascot goes away (July 11, 2016)

What this really comes down to is this: a few hardcore and racist Fighting Sioux nickname fans just can’t stand to let American Indians 'win one.'


University of North Dakota officially replaces 'Sioux' nickname
University of North Dakota officially replaces 'Sioux' nickname (November 19, 2015)

The 'Fighting Hawks' name was chosen through an online poll of students, alumni, employees and other interested parties.


Opinion: Sioux tribes deserve a seat on university naming panel
Opinion: Sioux tribes deserve a seat on university naming panel (July 29, 2015)

We may never be the Fighting Sioux again, but most UND alumni, students, fans and people from around the entire state feel we must honor the Sioux people for their past gift and include them in picking a new name.


Frank Black Cloud: Spirit Lake Nation supports 'Fighting Sioux'
Frank Black Cloud: Spirit Lake Nation supports 'Fighting Sioux' (May 18, 2015)

I, for one, am a proud Dakota Sioux and a very proud Fighting Sioux supporter as are many, many other members of the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe.


Editorial: Time to move on from mascot fight in North Dakota
Editorial: Time to move on from mascot fight in North Dakota (May 4, 2015)

People of goodwill on both sides of the logo debate have come to consensus about the old one and the need for a new one. Move on.


UTTC president named to panel to choose new UND nickname
UTTC president named to panel to choose new UND nickname (March 4, 2015)

Leander "Russ" McDonald is a University of North Dakota alumnus and a former chairman of the Spirit Lake Nation.


Editorial: Let's look forward to a future without 'Fighting Sioux'
Editorial: Let's look forward to a future without 'Fighting Sioux' (June 3, 2013)

A final chapter for the Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota.


Spirit Lake group appears to concede loss on 'Fighting Sioux'
Spirit Lake group appears to concede loss on 'Fighting Sioux' (May 30, 2013)

Members of the Spirit Lake Nation who supported the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota appear to have conceded defeat after a ruling from the...


Spirit Lake Nation loses decision in 'Fighting Sioux' lawsuit
Spirit Lake Nation loses decision in 'Fighting Sioux' lawsuit (May 29, 2013)

The Spirit Lake Nation lacks standing to sue over the retirement of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals...


8th Circuit to hear     'Fighting Sioux' nickname suit next month
8th Circuit to hear 'Fighting Sioux' nickname suit next month (January 22, 2013)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments next month in a "Fighting Sioux" lawsuit. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe...


'Fighting Sioux' signs being removed from  North Dakota arena
'Fighting Sioux' signs being removed from North Dakota arena (October 23, 2012)

The University of North Dakota is removing “Home of the Fighting Sioux” signs from its arena, The Grand Forks Herald reports. The school was required to eliminate its "Fighting Sioux"...


UND allowed to keep 'Fighting Sioux' logos at arena on campus
UND allowed to keep 'Fighting Sioux' logos at arena on campus (September 27, 2012)

The University of North Dakota will be allowed to keep Indian head logos at its arena under a new agreement with the NCAA. The NCAA placed UND on its...


Judge dismisses Indian students' lawsuit over 'Fighting Sioux'
Judge dismisses Indian students' lawsuit over 'Fighting Sioux' (August 8, 2012)

A federal judge dismissed a "Fighting Sioux" lawsuit filed by Indian students at the University of North Dakota. The students filed the lawsuit in August 2011. They said a new...


Editorial: NCAA takes the battle and the war on 'Indian' mascots
Editorial: NCAA takes the battle and the war on 'Indian' mascots (June 25, 2012)

"On Aug. 5, 2005, when the NCAA banned the postseason use of American Indian team names and mascots, all bets were off. What would happen? Would an outraged public force...


Opinion: 'Fighting Sioux' vote shows indifference to Indian people
Opinion: 'Fighting Sioux' vote shows indifference to Indian people (June 18, 2012)

"Arguments about the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo have gone on sporadically for half a century, and at full volume for at least a decade. The one thing missing through...


Reservation turnout very low for referendum on 'Fighting Sioux'
Reservation turnout very low for referendum on 'Fighting Sioux' (June 14, 2012)

Turnout for a referendum on the University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo was high across the state except on two reservations. Residents in Sioux County, which is...


North Dakota voters support retirement of 'Fighting Sioux' nick
North Dakota voters support retirement of 'Fighting Sioux' nick (June 13, 2012)

Voters overwhelmingly supported a referendum to retire the University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation campaigned to keep the name. But...


Decision day for voters on future of 'Fighting Sioux' nickname
Decision day for voters on future of 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (June 12, 2012)

Voters are going to the polls to decide the fate of the University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. A "Yes" vote on Measure 4 allows UND to...


Editorial: Vote yes to retire 'Fighting Sioux'  controversy at UND
Editorial: Vote yes to retire 'Fighting Sioux' controversy at UND (June 11, 2012)

"By now, just about everything that can be said about UND's Fighting Sioux nickname has been said. And we get the sense North Dakotans are pretty tired of the debate....


Opinion: Vote 'yes' to eliminate 'Fighting Sioux' mascot at UND
Opinion: Vote 'yes' to eliminate 'Fighting Sioux' mascot at UND (May 29, 2012)

"When the Fighting Sioux play in a tournament that belongs to the NCAA, the NCAA has the authority to set the rules. We are not being pushed around. Actually, we...


Hockey team ignores national trend and picks an Indian mascot
Hockey team ignores national trend and picks an Indian mascot (May 25, 2012)

A new North American Hockey League Junior A team in Pennsylvania will be known as the "Tomahawks." The Johnstown Tomahawks also have an Indian-themed logo. It's an Indian head...


Judge dismisses lawsuit aimed at keeping 'Fighting Sioux'
Judge dismisses lawsuit aimed at keeping 'Fighting Sioux' (May 2, 2012)

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at preserving the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota. Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation sued...


'Fighting Sioux' petitions approved for referendum in June
'Fighting Sioux' petitions approved for referendum in June (March 14, 2012)

Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the June 12 ballot. The Committee for Understanding...


Erich Longie: 'Fighting Sioux' backers don't speak for tribe
Erich Longie: 'Fighting Sioux' backers don't speak for tribe (February 27, 2012)

"My mother, a fluent Dakota language speaker, said this about her beloved Dakota language: “It’s very descriptive; you say what you mean and you mean what you say.” This inherent...


Delvin Cree: Treaties and the debate over 'Fighting Sioux'
Delvin Cree: Treaties and the debate over 'Fighting Sioux' (February 24, 2012)

Some of the historical history surrounding North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" controversy has been pushed aside during a time when discussions are in place to keep the name and logo. Soon...


Letter: UND caught in a mudfight over 'Fighting Sioux' nick
Letter: UND caught in a mudfight over 'Fighting Sioux' nick (February 22, 2012)

"What the editorial neglected to note is that UND did comply with the NCAA mandate, and its reversion to the Fighting Sioux nickname was not a voluntary move. Last year,...


UND student leader seeks end to battle over 'Fighting Sioux'
UND student leader seeks end to battle over 'Fighting Sioux' (February 14, 2012)

The student body president of the University of North Dakota said the never-ending debate over the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo is hurting the community. Kylie Michelle Oversen, a senior,...


Editorial: Trust voters to put 'Fighting Sioux' imagery to rest
Editorial: Trust voters to put 'Fighting Sioux' imagery to rest (February 13, 2012)

"At the end of a chaotic week, the question is, What’s next for UND’s nickname and logo? The answer ought to be: An election. The Board of Higher Education is...


It's Back: UND resumes use of 'Fighting Sioux' nick and logo
It's Back: UND resumes use of 'Fighting Sioux' nick and logo (February 10, 2012)

The University of North Dakota is using the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo again, despite a state law that put the controversial symbols to rest last year. The decision came...


'Fighting Sioux' supporters nearing deadline for petitions
'Fighting Sioux' supporters nearing deadline for petitions (February 2, 2012)

Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo, formerly of the University of North Dakota, have until Tuesday to turn in their petitions to put the issue on the June...


Letter: Campaign of lies against 'Fighting Sioux'   supporters
Letter: Campaign of lies against 'Fighting Sioux' supporters (January 26, 2012)

"In 2007, the NCAA and UND along with the State Board of Higher Education called on the Sioux people to speak. Because the Spirit Lake Tribe did not speak the...


Letter: Tribe's 'Fighting Sioux' committee a big waste of time
Letter: Tribe's 'Fighting Sioux' committee a big waste of time (January 17, 2012)

"Do the actions of the Spirit Lake Tribe’s Committee for Understanding and Respect serve the interests of the University of North Dakota? During 2009, after Standing Rock disallowed further use...


Opinion: Not all tribes offended by 'Fighting Sioux'   nickname
Opinion: Not all tribes offended by 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (January 16, 2012)

"What’s in a name? Apparently a lot. Great West Conference member and long-time institution University of North Dakota was forced to forfeit its mascot and name, the Fighting Sioux, this...


Editor: Grand Forks Herald will stop using 'Fighting Sioux' name
Editor: Grand Forks Herald will stop using 'Fighting Sioux' name (December 5, 2011)

"Beginning this week, the Herald will phase out use of the terms Sioux and Fighting Sioux to describe UND’s athletic teams. We’ll also stop using the logo that accompanies these...


Chase Iron Eyes: The never-ending fight over 'Fighting Sioux'
Chase Iron Eyes: The never-ending fight over 'Fighting Sioux' (November 23, 2011)

"I have been paying attention to the University of North Dakota (UND) Fighting Sioux ordeal for over 10 years and I am becoming fatigued with every twist and turn those...


Editorial: New law signals the end to 'Fighting Sioux' debate
Editorial: New law signals the end to 'Fighting Sioux' debate (November 10, 2011)

"Back in March, when the North Dakota Senate passed the pro-Fighting Sioux nickname bill, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said something interesting. Not “save the name.” Not “retire the name.” Instead, the...


Governor will sign bill to eliminate 'Fighting Sioux' nickname
Governor will sign bill to eliminate 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (November 9, 2011)

Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R) will sign a bill that will eliminate the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota. The bill to eliminate the name passed...


Column: 'Fighting Sioux' feud far from over in North Dakota
Column: 'Fighting Sioux' feud far from over in North Dakota (November 7, 2011)

"It’s football season, so it’s only fitting the state steps up and kicks the old ball around a bit longer. It’s what will happen Monday when the North Dakota Legislature...


Editorial: Spirit Lake Nation makes smart move in lawsuit
Editorial: Spirit Lake Nation makes smart move in lawsuit (November 4, 2011)

"Earlier this week, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe made a very smart move. It turned its “Save the Nickname” energy away from UND and the Big Sky Conference and toward...


Opinion:  'Fighting Sioux' is  racist even with tribe's support
Opinion: 'Fighting Sioux' is racist even with tribe's support (November 3, 2011)

"Here's a first. A Native American tribe is fighting with the NCAA to allow the use of their name by a college athletic program at the University of North Dakota....


Spirit Lake   group sues NCAA over  'Fighting Sioux' nickname
Spirit Lake group sues NCAA over 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (November 2, 2011)

Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation are in court in hopes of preserving the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota. The Committee for Understanding...


Opinion: Don't punish schools for use of 'Indian' mascots
Opinion: Don't punish schools for use of 'Indian' mascots (November 1, 2011)

"Racism is always a touchy subject these days. As organizations try to become more politically correct, some go to the extreme attempting clean up questionable language. In 2005, the NCAA...


Opinion: Keeping 'Fighting Sioux' a risk to UND's standing
Opinion: Keeping 'Fighting Sioux' a risk to UND's standing (October 18, 2011)

"About a year ago, I led a rally of about 30 students in front of Twamley Hall protesting the sudden change of Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. As a sitting...


Erich Longie: Victory fleeting for both sides of 'Fighting Sioux'
Erich Longie: Victory fleeting for both sides of 'Fighting Sioux' (October 17, 2011)

"A lot of attention has been given to the letters written to the Big Sky Conference by my fellow tribal members and their Committee for Understanding and Respect. What got...


Spirit Lake group warns of consequences over 'Fighting Sioux'
Spirit Lake group warns of consequences over 'Fighting Sioux' (October 14, 2011)

Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation are warning the University of North Dakota of "severe" consequences for dropping the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. UND is getting rid of...


Letter: UND's athletic teams marginalized by 'Fighting Sioux'
Letter: UND's athletic teams marginalized by 'Fighting Sioux' (October 11, 2011)

"A magnifying glass would have helped to find and read in the Minneapolis Star Tribune the score of last Saturday’s football game between the Division I Football Championship Series-bound UND...


Editorial: Get the message -- it's time for  'Fighting Sioux' to go
Editorial: Get the message -- it's time for 'Fighting Sioux' to go (September 29, 2011)

"One of the definitions of stupidity is making the same mistake over and over again. That characterization fits a shrinking, but noisy, cabal of North Dakotans who won’t accept the...


Spirit Lake group sends letter in support of 'Fighting Sioux' name
Spirit Lake group sends letter in support of 'Fighting Sioux' name (September 28, 2011)

Members of the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation continue to express their support for the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Tribal members voted to support...


Editorial: A plain and simple truth about   the 'Fighting Sioux'
Editorial: A plain and simple truth about the 'Fighting Sioux' (September 12, 2011)

"If a pro-Fighting Sioux strategy existed that stood a strong chance of getting the NCAA to back off, a supermajority of North Dakotans likely would support it. That includes Grand...


Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation seeks control over 'Fighting Sioux'
Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation seeks control over 'Fighting Sioux' (September 7, 2011)

The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation is asserting authority over the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The tribe authorized a lawsuit in tribal court against...


Letter: 'Fighting Sioux'  nickname will return in another  50 years
Letter: 'Fighting Sioux' nickname will return in another 50 years (September 5, 2011)

"The recent articles about exceptional American Indian artist Bennett Brien, who created the University of North Dakota Indian symbol, is instructive and shows how closed-minded are those who take offense...


Column: 'Fighting Sioux' nickname not really that offensive
Column: 'Fighting Sioux' nickname not really that offensive (August 31, 2011)

"What is this country coming to? Is it possible to not have to be so politically correct in everything we say and do? Seems like just about everyone is offended...


Opinion: A slow and painful death for 'Fighting Sioux' nickname
Opinion: A slow and painful death for 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (August 29, 2011)

"So the last hurrah has been heard for the University of North Dakota’s Sioux logo and nickname. The future legislative vote to give power over the logo to North Dakota’s...


Opinion: Stereotypes of Indian people don't belong in athletics
Opinion: Stereotypes of Indian people don't belong in athletics (August 25, 2011)

"I got my first lesson in Indians portrayed as sports team mascots in the early 1950s when my father took me to a Cleveland Indians-New York Yankees game. Dad gave...


Editorial: Another Indian war plays out over 'Fighting Sioux' nick
Editorial: Another Indian war plays out over 'Fighting Sioux' nick (August 17, 2011)

"Is the name Fighting Sioux an insult or a compliment? Even North Dakota's tribes can't agree on that one. What is clear, though, is that supposed leaders — in this...


North Dakota plans to eliminate 'Fighting Sioux' by end of the  year
North Dakota plans to eliminate 'Fighting Sioux' by end of the year (August 16, 2011)

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education voted unanimously to "substantially" eliminate the "Fighting Sioux" logo and nickname by the end of the year. The vote came after NCAA flatly...


Indian students file suit over bid to save 'Fighting Sioux' name
Indian students file suit over bid to save 'Fighting Sioux' name (August 11, 2011)

Six Indian students at the University of North Dakota have filed a lawsuit in federal court over the school's Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. UND entered into a settlement with...


Opinion: Ditch that 'Fighting Sioux' nickname  in North Dakota
Opinion: Ditch that 'Fighting Sioux' nickname in North Dakota (July 29, 2011)

"If you have an old University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux t-shirt and are thinking of using it to wash your car, don't do it! It may very well enter...


NCAA won't budge on North Dakota's 'Fighting Sioux' nickname
NCAA won't budge on North Dakota's 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (July 13, 2011)

The NCAA isn't budging from its view that the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota is "hostile" and "abusive" to Indian people. But that isn't...


Column: 'Fighting Sioux' law  presents constitutional  question
Column: 'Fighting Sioux' law presents constitutional question (June 24, 2011)

"The nickname controversy and its only solution just became clearer, now that House Speaker Al Carlson, R-Fargo, has said that efforts to repeal North Dakota’s new Fighting Sioux nickname law...