'Fighting Sioux' arena opens
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The controversial new $100 million "Fighting Sioux" hockey arena opened at the University of North Dakota on Friday.

As reported, an Indian statue is located in front of the arena. But benefactor Ralph Engelstad has dedicated it to Sitting Bull and claims it does not purport to depict the Lakota leader.

The arena opened as participants in a mascot conference rallied against the school's continued use of the "Sioux" name and logo. No confrontations were reported.

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With drumming, dancing, singing (The Grand Forks Herald 10/6)
Over the top (The Grand Forks Herald 10/6)
Engelstad calls arena opening 'A very proud day' (The Grand Forks Herald 10/6)
Ralph's bunch had good time (The Grand Forks Herald 10/6)
UND's new Engelstad Arena comes with old issue (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 10/6)
Engelstad proud of new arena, Fighting Sioux tradition (AP 10/5)

Relevant Links:
The Northern Plains Conference on American Indian Team Names & Logos -
The University of North Dakota -

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