Still 'Fighting' for our beloved 'Fighting Sioux'
1/27/2011 2:41:00 AM
The state House's Education Committee is considering three bills aimed at keeping the nickname. They're being taken up almost six years after the NCAA declared the name was hostile to American Indians.
Two bills say UND has to keep the name unless the Standing Rock Sioux tribe says UND can't use it anymore. The third just says UND must keep the name.
Osnabrock Rep. David Monson says Spirit Lake Sioux tribal members who support the nickname asked him to introduce his bill. He says "it's never too late to right a wrong."
Good to see the state sticking up for its own.