Spirit Lake Nation reportedly backs 'Fighting Sioux'
Voters of theSpirit Lake Dakotah Nation have apparently backed the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota in overwhelming numbers.

The Grand Forks Herald said it was trying to verify the results. But a supporter told the paper that 67 percent backed the controversial name.

UND agreed to stop using Indian imagery unless it could get the support of the Spirit Lake Nation and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Leaders at Standing Rock already voted against the name but some members want a referendum like the one at Spirit Lake.

Get the Story:
Spirit Lake voters overwhelmingly support UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname (The Grand Forks Herald 4/22)
Kelley distances UND from tribal decisions on Fighting Sioux nickname (The Grand Forks Herald 4/22)

Some Opinions:
Eunice Davidson: Apologies for campaign's ugly turn (The Grand Forks Herald 4/22)
Tom Disselhorst: Nickname settlement was imposed on tribes (The Grand Forks Herald 4/22)

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