North Dakota Senate votes to repeal Sioux nickname lawBismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - The North Dakota Senate has approved an amendment to repeal the law that requires UND to keep the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
The North Dakota Senate has approved an amendment to repeal the law that requires UND to keep the Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. Lawmakers are also proposing a cooling off period. This proposal would stop UND from adopting a new nickname and logo for 3 years. The President of the Board of Education says the board supports this idea. We asked around, to see if what you think about this proposal.
Rick Koepplin – Mapleton, ND: "It should be done tomorrow. You don't need any cooling off period. It should be done and over with. All its doing is taking everybody's money that don't need to be spent."
Justin Bachman – Chaska, MN: "I don't think it should be that big of an issue. It's blown out of proportion a little bit. It's just like the Washington Redskins.”
The North Dakota House and Senate education committees already endorsed allowing UND to retire the logo and name. House Majority leader Al Carlson has another amendment blocking UND from dropping the nickname until all lawsuits have been settled. The board of higher education calls Carlson's idea "Wrongheaded."