UND's Fighting Sioux nickname headed ...

UND's Fighting Sioux nickname headed for dustbin

There are 25 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 15, 2009, titled UND's Fighting Sioux nickname headed for dustbin. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has agreed to drop the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname and Indian head logo, a move intended to resolve a decades-long campus dispute about whether the name demeans American Indians.

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Owl Gore

Monroe, LA

#1 May 15, 2009
I suggest the Conflict Resolution Indiginous People
Arrogant American

Lakeville, MN

#2 May 15, 2009
SI POLL: MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF NATIVE AMERICANS OPPOSE BANNING NICKNAMES

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/magazin...
Owl Gore

Monroe, LA

#3 May 15, 2009
"Negotiating without Pre-conditions Lakota" ?
St Paulite

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 15, 2009
Maybe they should instead focus their efforts (and obvious free time) on more pressing matters such as drug abuse, unemployment, and gang activity on the reservations.

Just a thought.
Bill from Pennsylvania

Scranton, PA

#5 May 15, 2009
I cannot see how a name like Fighting Sioux demeans Native Americans, although it is of course up to the Sioux to make the final determination. Sports teams name themselves for powerful animals or fighters, e.g. Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Nittany Lions, Spartans, Trojans, and so on. I have yet to hear anyone contend that the Michigan State Spartans are offensive to Greek-Americans, or that the West Virginia Mountaineers offend people from Appalachia. Poland, meanwhile, has a soccer team called the Husaria, and the fans dress up in the wings that were once worn by Poland's cavalry, so I doubt it is offensive to Poles.

The name "Fighting Sioux" should instead remind people that the Sioux were once among the best mounted soldiers on earth. It would in fact be a disservice to Sioux history to get rid of the name. As a final note, I have yet to hear of a sports team naming itself for the Seventh Cavalry.:-)

MNHawk

Since: Jun 08

Eden Prairie, MN

#6 May 15, 2009
The North Dakota We-Don't-Keep-Score Germans?
What a Shame

Saint Paul, MN

#7 May 15, 2009
If the White man is guilty for beginniing the elimination of the Native American Indians' culture, the indians themselves will be responsible for finishing it...
WhatsgoodfortheG oose

Saint Paul, MN

#8 May 15, 2009
Ron His Horse Is Thunder should change his name to Ron His Horse is Pink. You can bet that would be "full of controversy," but hey "it's not an easy step."
Tom

Saint Paul, MN

#9 May 15, 2009
The Minnesota Gophers, the Oregon Ducks, and the UND Twinkle Toes. When is this nonsense going to stop?!?
Donthavetobeagen iuseither

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 15, 2009
You don't have to have a crystal ball to see what's coming. The Atlanta Braves will be next.
Marine from Marine

Eagle River, WI

#11 May 15, 2009
There must be a reason that Notre Dame's "Fighting Irish" is not under scrutiny. Anyone know why?
Marine from Marine

Eagle River, WI

#12 May 15, 2009
I would feel honored if they changed their name to "The Fighting Whities"
Walks with a Limp

Saint Paul, MN

#13 May 15, 2009
Take away my right to smoke in bars.
Take away my right to cheer for the Fighting Sioux.
Hmmmmmmmm! wasnt there a war fought in the 1860's over the taking away of ones rights?
And i believe a very bloody one at that.

Go Sioux!

Gitchi Minisinno!
Thanks

Boulder, CO

#14 May 15, 2009
Thanks a lot Miles Brand, you moron. You and the NCAA can shove it. Who are you to determine what a University can call themselves?
Arrogant American

Bothell, WA

#15 May 15, 2009
Liberals see this nickname as an issue, because they have superior moral values. They're more sensitive. They imagine that this nickname, no matter how respectfully it's used, causes harm to Native Americans. Even though more than 80 percent of Native Americans oppose banning the name, liberals know what's best.
40for60

Pittsburgh, PA

#16 May 15, 2009
Seems that the Native Americans have taken to our government system quite well. The tail wagging the dog.

“One word says it all..........”

Since: Sep 08

Flathill

#17 May 15, 2009
They dump the name and they are free. The Standing Rock tribe were holding out for a cash now, cash later and a perpetual reason to complain deal. Now they got nothin'. No team named for them, no source of revenue, no excuse to complain.

Good.

“One word says it all..........”

Since: Sep 08

Flathill

#18 May 15, 2009
40for60 wrote:
Seems that the Native Americans have taken to our government system quite well. The tail wagging the dog.
It's more like the country has adopted the reservation system of government. It works really well, doesn't it?

“Medicine Rocks”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#19 Jul 16, 2009
The word 'Sioux' means enemy in the French language, No?

“If you try to hold to your own story too closely you get really limited where the song can go.” from a Sweet link.
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jul 16, 2009
Arrogant American wrote:
SI POLL: MORE THAN 80 PERCENT OF NATIVE AMERICANS OPPOSE BANNING NICKNAMES
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/magazin...
But the white liberals felt so guilty.

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