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Fighting Sioux

It is High Time for America to Grow Up

Tim Giago | Posted 03.10.2015 | Sports
Tim Giago

Even before the kickoff, the FSU fans were flaunting their painted faces and chanting their grade-B movie Indian chant, and doing the infamous tomahawk chop. "Yes, we are killers; we are savages who will use our tomahawks to take your scalps."

Tribe Quiet As North Dakota Voters Scrap Fighting Sioux Name

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON and DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 08.14.2012 | College

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION, N.D. — As North Dakota residents resoundingly decided to scrap their flagship university's Fighting Sioux nick...

Fighting Sioux Controversy Gets Resolution

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON and DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 08.13.2012 | College

STANDING ROCK INDIAN RESERVATION, N.D. — As North Dakota residents resoundingly decided to scrap their flagship university's Fighting Sioux nick...

John Celock

North Dakota Voters Reject Religious Freedom Law | John Celock | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

North Dakota voters rejected proposals to institute religious freedom law and repeal all property taxes during Tuesday's primary election. The def...

A Timeline Of The Fighting Sioux Controversy

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | College

FARGO, N.D. — The history: The University of North Dakota debuted the "Sioux" part of its nickname more than 80 years ago. UND's student newspa...

No-Name North Dakota? At Least For NCAA Tournament

AP | DAVE CAMPBELL and DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 05.23.2012 | College

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — This is the time of the year when a Gopher will take on a Terrier, a Greyhound can get beat by an inanimate object like a Bu...

"Fighting Sioux" Denied Invitation to University of Iowa Track Meet

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 03.01.2012 | College

The North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" will not be fighting at the University of Iowa anytime soon, thanks to UI's strict policy about Native American masc...

Students Censured After Cheering About 'Smallpox Blankets' At Fighting Sioux Hockey Game

AP | Posted 04.23.2012 | College

DULUTH, Minn. — The University of Minnesota-Duluth has scolded student fans of its hockey team after receiving reports they peppered the Univers...

UND 'Fighting Sioux' Controversy Continues

AP | By DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 08.08.2012 | College

FARGO, N.D. -- More than two months after the University of North Dakota officially dropped its divisive nickname, the public address announcer at a w...

Indians as Mascots for America's Fun and Games

Tim Giago | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Tim Giago

As I wrote many times since, I did not write that headline. It was like waving a red flag in the face of the Redskin football fanatics. Since then whenever I have to use the Redskin word I always refer to it as the "R-Word." And why should it not carry the same inference as the "N-Word"?

John Celock

Political Fight Over College Nickname Escalates | John Celock | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

North Dakota may be the next state where voters will be asked to slap down their local legislature. The bone of contention is nothing less than the fu...

Governor: Let North Dakota Dump Fighting Sioux Nickname

AP | DALE WETZEL | Posted 01.07.2012 | College

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple asked North Dakota lawmakers Monday to reverse a decision they made eight months earlier and allow the Univ...

John Celock

Lawmakers To Tackle More Than Nickname | John Celock | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The Fighting Sioux nickname is not the only thing on North Dakota lawmakers' plates during a special session this week, with flooding and housing also...

John Celock

North Dakota Legislature To Debate College Sports | John Celock | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

In between discussions over flood protection, redistricting and housing, the North Dakota state legislature will dedicate part of next week's special ...

WATCH: Benches Clear At College Hockey Game

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

At the end of the second period of Friday night's NCAA hockey game between the Minnesota Gophers and North Dakota Fighting Sioux, benches cleared and ...

University Of North Dakota Changes Its Brand

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Duke without the Blue Devil? Notre Dame without the Fighting Irish? Most students and alumni at those proud universities wou...

University Of North Dakota To Summit League Upon Fighting Sioux Retirement?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The Summit League will begin evaluating the University of North Dakota for possible membership and could send officials for ...

North Dakota Retires Fighting Sioux Nickname

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After four years of legal wrangling and a trip to the state's supreme court, the University of North Dakota has officially retired its Fighting Sioux ...

UNorth Dakota And Native American Tribe Clash Over Nickname

Dakota Student | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The [North Dakota] State Board of Higher Education (SBHE) decided to not yet retire the Fighting Sioux nickname at its meeting at Lake Region State Co...