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Indian Country cheers on Ho-Chunk players in basketball playoff
Indian Country cheers on Ho-Chunk players in basketball playoff (March 25, 2016)

Two young members of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin are making history on the basketball court.


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.


Ho-Chunk Nation player makes history with championship finale
Ho-Chunk Nation player makes history with championship finale (April 9, 2015)

Bronson Koenig was the first Native American to start and play in an NCAA finals game, according to NDNSports.Com


Basketball coach from Montana burns sweet grass before game
Basketball coach from Montana burns sweet grass before game (March 17, 2015)

Larry Krystkowiak grew up near the Blackfeet Nation and shares a part of that history with his players.


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.


Seminole Tribe continues to endorse college football mascot
Seminole Tribe continues to endorse college football mascot (October 24, 2013)

The Seminole Tribe continues to support the Florida State University despite controversy over the use of Indian images in sports.


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...


Schimmel sisters and team fall to rivals in   NCAA championship
Schimmel sisters and team fall to rivals in NCAA championship (April 10, 2013)

Two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon made history by playing in the final game of the NCAA women's basketball championship on Tuesday night....


Schimmel sisters relish new roles as ambassadors of 'rez ball'
Schimmel sisters relish new roles as ambassadors of 'rez ball' (April 9, 2013)

Two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are proud to be the new ambassadors of "rez ball," a style of playing that's won them...


Umatilla sisters head to final game of NCAA basketball tourney
Umatilla sisters head to final game of NCAA basketball tourney (April 8, 2013)

[Video: Louisville players on their victory over Cal] Two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are heading to the final game of the...


Native Sun News: Umatilla  sisters take spotlight with NCAA win
Native Sun News: Umatilla sisters take spotlight with NCAA win (April 5, 2013)

In what may be the greatest upset in the history of the Women’s NCAA tournament Shoni Shimmel a member of Umatilla Nation led the Louisville Cardinals (27-8) to an 82-81 upset over the top over all seed Baylor Bears (34-2).


Umatilla sisters propel basketball team to NCAA's  Final Four
Umatilla sisters propel basketball team to NCAA's Final Four (April 3, 2013)

Two sisters from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon are making history on the college basketball court. University of Louisville junior Shoni Schimmel and sophomore Jude...


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...


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: 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...


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...


Maple for Final Four floor harvested by Menominee Nation
Maple for Final Four floor harvested by Menominee Nation (March 28, 2012)

The maple wood used for the floor of the Final Four tournament was harvested by the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin. The tribe has a long history in the timber industry....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Editorial: UND faces  sanctions for use of 'Fighting Sioux' nick
Editorial: UND faces sanctions for use of 'Fighting Sioux' nick (June 14, 2011)

"There is one chance left. It’s a long shot at this point, with somewhat worse odds than are offered by pulling the goalie in the last minutes of a hockey...


Editorial: NCAA not kidding with 'Fighting Sioux' nickname
Editorial: NCAA not kidding with 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (April 21, 2011)

"It might be that the myopic North Dakotans who insist on defending the discredited University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux logo are a lot like the stubborn mule that’s not...


Editorial:   'Fighting Sioux' meeting should be open to the
Editorial: 'Fighting Sioux' meeting should be open to the (April 6, 2011)

"Officials from North Dakota and representatives of the National Collegiate Athletic Association are scheduled to discuss the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo issue at a closed-door meeting on Good Friday...


Editorial: State can make case for saving the 'Fighting Sioux'
Editorial: State can make case for saving the 'Fighting Sioux' (March 31, 2011)

"Will the NCAA also take a hard line in the matter of the Fighting Sioux nickname at UND? It might. But then again, it might not. Maybe North Dakota’s new...


Column: Are Native American mascots 'hostile and abusive'?
Column: Are Native American mascots 'hostile and abusive'? (March 23, 2011)

"Hostile and abusive. There is no wiggle room in that. The NCAA used those words six years ago to describe schools using Native American mascots for their sports teams. They...


North Dakota governor will sign bill to save 'Fighting Sioux' name
North Dakota governor will sign bill to save 'Fighting Sioux' name (March 11, 2011)

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