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siouxfan1
09-18-2009, 09:22 PM
Today Spirit Lake passes resolution for perpetual use of Fighting Sioux nickname.
Per Grand Forks Herald text alert at 7:53 pm.
Perpetual meaning to last an eternity!!! Great News!!!


Go Sioux!!!

Flashy Man
09-18-2009, 09:26 PM
Today Spirit Lake passes resolution for perpetual use of Fighting Sioux nickname.
Per Grand Forks Herald text alert at 7:53 pm.
Perpetual meaning to last an eternity!!! Great News!!!


Go Sioux!!!

Still means you have to somehow defeat Ron His Horse is Thunder.

Dirty
09-18-2009, 09:27 PM
Before someone asks, UND still needs the approval from Standing Rock. The ND Board of Higher Ed will almost certainly need to push back their October 1 deadline for that to happen. Who knows if that will happen.

As far as Ron His Horse is Thunder, Standing Rock is having tribal elections on September 30 and it looks likely that RHHT will lose the election for Tribal Chariman as the preliminary election to narrow the candidates down to two went something like 750 to 230 with RHHT recieving the 230. The man who received 750 is supposedly pro nickname.

Dirty Hobbit
09-18-2009, 09:58 PM
Today Spirit Lake passes resolution for perpetual use of Fighting Sioux nickname.
Per Grand Forks Herald text alert at 7:53 pm.
Perpetual meaning to last an eternity!!! Great News!!!


Go Sioux!!!

Great news! Hope The Fighting Sioux Nickname will survive after all!

Zudnic
09-18-2009, 10:05 PM
Excellent news indeed.

owslachief
09-18-2009, 10:17 PM
I'll drink to this.

Sorry though I thought the current Standing Rock tribal leader was Looks Gifthorse in the Mouth.

jdr1
09-18-2009, 10:18 PM
FIGHTING SIOUX FOREVER !!!!!

thought for the day

I wonder if there will ever be a day where politcal correctness will just go away!!

brianvf
09-18-2009, 10:32 PM
http://www.grandforksherald.com/event/article/id/134015/


Nickname opponents had said the earlier resolution merely said that there was an election and a majority of tribal members supported the nickname -- 67 percent voted "yes" in April -- but did not state that the council was also behind the nickname.

The new resolution left little room for doubt. A key provision says: "The Tribal Council hereby amends tribal resolution No. A05-09-186 and affirmatively approves and supports UND's use of the current nickname and related imagery, and hereby confirms Spirit Lake Tribe's full permission for UND to continue using the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo and the duration of this authorization shall be perpetual commencing Oct. 1, 2009."

Wow. Great news. Now the ball is in Standing Rock's court...

bigmrg74
09-18-2009, 10:43 PM
Before someone asks, UND still needs the approval from Standing Rock. The ND Board of Higher Ed will almost certainly need to push back their October 1 deadline for that to happen. Who knows if that will happen.

As far as Ron His Horse is Thunder, Standing Rock is having tribal elections on September 30 and it looks likely that RHHT will lose the election for Tribal Chariman as the preliminary election to narrow the candidates down to two went something like 750 to 230 with RHHT recieving the 230. The man who received 750 is supposedly pro nickname.God I hope RHHT loses that election. :D

dggoddard
09-18-2009, 11:24 PM
Great news. Good luck.

Old Pio
09-18-2009, 11:37 PM
Got my fingers crossed.

Siouxfaninseattle
09-18-2009, 11:41 PM
God I hope RHHT loses that election. :D

He almost certainly will lose the election. The million dollar question is "is it too late?" The board of higher education still may stick by their self-mandated October 1 date for both tribes to grant their approval. I see Standing Rock holding a referendum sometime after the election and would be surprised if the results aren't the same as Spirit Lake. But I think that the board is too swayed by PC to allow the nickname to continue, and the need to get the teams into the Summit Conference will get into the way of doing what the vast majority of people want to happen. Pure BS.

Here's the full article:


The Spirit Lake Tribal Council today issued a new resolution that gives UND the "perpetual" use of the Fighting Sioux nickname, according to nickname supporters from the reservation.

In a statement, Eunice Davidson, a pro-nickname activist, said she felt that a previous resolution of support had been misconstrued by nickname opponents. The new resolution would leave no doubt where the Tribal Council stood.

Nickname opponents had said the earlier resolution merely said that there was an election and a majority of tribal members supported the nickname -- 67 percent voted "yes" in April -- but did not state that the council was also behind the nickname.

The new resolution left little room for doubt. A key provision says: "The Tribal Council hereby amends tribal resolution No. A05-09-186 and affirmatively approves and supports UND's use of the current nickname and related imagery, and hereby confirms Spirit Lake Tribe's full permission for UND to continue using the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo and the duration of this authorization shall be perpetual commencing Oct. 1, 2009."

The council also added this: "UND is entrusted with the responsibility of working cooperatively with the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe to increase the number of Native American graduates from Spirit Lake and to create a Native American program on UND campus which will bring about an air of respect and understanding amongst all students, faculty and staff at UND."

vizoroo
09-18-2009, 11:53 PM
Florida State Seminoles
Central Michigan Chippewas
It can be done.

MinnesotaNorthStar
09-18-2009, 11:57 PM
He almost certainly will lose the election. The million dollar question is "is it too late?" The board of higher education still may stick by their self-mandated October 1 date for both tribes to grant their approval. I see Standing Rock holding a referendum sometime after the election and would be surprised if the results aren't the same as Spirit Lake. But I think that the board is too swayed by PC to allow the nickname to continue, and the need to get the teams into the Summit Conference will get into the way of doing what the vast majority of people want to happen. Pure BS.
Then we need to get Jeff Probst to give them the vote results...

"The tribes have spoken...SIOUX YEAH YEAH!!!" :)

omahasioux1
09-19-2009, 12:00 AM
FIGHTING SIOUX FOREVER !!!!!

thought for the day

I wonder if there will ever be a day where politcal correctness will just go away!!It might in about 3 1/2 years.

Siouxfaninseattle
09-19-2009, 12:07 AM
Florida State Seminoles
Central Michigan Chippewas
It can be done.

Fighting Illini
Utah Utes

Still don't see it happening

bigmrg74
09-19-2009, 12:18 AM
He almost certainly will lose the election. The million dollar question is "is it too late?" The board of higher education still may stick by their self-mandated October 1 date for both tribes to grant their approval. I see Standing Rock holding a referendum sometime after the election and would be surprised if the results aren't the same as Spirit Lake. But I think that the board is too swayed by PC to allow the nickname to continue, and the need to get the teams into the Summit Conference will get into the way of doing what the vast majority of people want to happen. Pure BS.

Here's the full article:


The Spirit Lake Tribal Council today issued a new resolution that gives UND the "perpetual" use of the Fighting Sioux nickname, according to nickname supporters from the reservation.

In a statement, Eunice Davidson, a pro-nickname activist, said she felt that a previous resolution of support had been misconstrued by nickname opponents. The new resolution would leave no doubt where the Tribal Council stood.

Nickname opponents had said the earlier resolution merely said that there was an election and a majority of tribal members supported the nickname -- 67 percent voted "yes" in April -- but did not state that the council was also behind the nickname.

The new resolution left little room for doubt. A key provision says: "The Tribal Council hereby amends tribal resolution No. A05-09-186 and affirmatively approves and supports UND's use of the current nickname and related imagery, and hereby confirms Spirit Lake Tribe's full permission for UND to continue using the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo and the duration of this authorization shall be perpetual commencing Oct. 1, 2009."

The council also added this: "UND is entrusted with the responsibility of working cooperatively with the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe to increase the number of Native American graduates from Spirit Lake and to create a Native American program on UND campus which will bring about an air of respect and understanding amongst all students, faculty and staff at UND."Hmmmm.... a little **** convent there for the deadline to be right when RHHT gets voted out of office. I say file an extention on it or whatever until the new council can vote on the matter.

Fight On SIOUX!

omahasioux1
09-19-2009, 12:22 AM
Then we need to get Jeff Probst to give them the vote results...

"The tribes have spoken...SIOUX YEAH YEAH!!!" :)As per your rep, I totally agree.:D

4four4
09-19-2009, 12:28 AM
The P.C. UND regents will not care what Spirit Lake or anybody else thinks of the Sioux name. They will probably get rid of it.

Siouxfaninseattle
09-19-2009, 12:47 AM
The P.C. UND regents will not care what Spirit Lake or anybody else thinks of the Sioux name. They will probably get rid of it.

Agreed - there are too many other PC schools to make it possible to continue the name.:)