UND Defies NCAA With "Fighting Sioux" Nickname

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. pspr

    pspr

    This PC crap needs to stop. At least one university is defying the liberal PC crowd.

    Riding a wave of public support, the University of North Dakota has resumed using its "Fighting Sioux" nickname despite threats of sanctions from NCAA officials and a looming legal fight that could end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

    "We realize the NCAA will likely place us back on sanction status immediately," said Grant Shaft, president of the state's Board of Higher Education.

    Supporters of the nickname, which the NCAA regards as insensitive to Native Americans, are seeking a referendum on whether to restore a law repealed in November that required UND to keep the name. The school dropped the name when the law was repealed.


    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/0...sioux-nickname/?test=latestnews#ixzz1lqM1Nv2o
     
  2. What do the Sioux have to say about it? The Seminole nation came out in support of Florida State when this happened to them.
     
  3. pspr

    pspr

    I couldn't find any opinion from the Sioux in North Dakota. I think it is white people who object for their own PC reasons.

    Here is one of the Sioux websites.

    http://www.rosebudsiouxtribe-nsn.gov/