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The week that was

February 17, 2013
Minot Daily News

STILL FIGHTING We thought the legal and legislative battle over the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and logo was settled last year when 68 percent of North Dakota voters supported dropping the nickname. Apparently not. Supporters of the Fighting Sioux monicker appeared before a three-judge appeals panel in St. Paul, Minn., last week seeking to restore the nickname and logo. Lawyers for the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe's Committee for Understanding and Respect appeared before the Eighth U.S. Court of Appeals, asking that a district court order dismissing their lawsuit against the NCAA be reversed. The NCAA years ago determined that the nickname and logo were "hostile and offensive," and ordered the university to stop using the name or face sanctions. After years of legal wrangling, the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo was officially retired. Let's hope this last-ditch effort is rejected, and the issue can once again be put to rest. Hopefully, this time for good.

 
 
 

 

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