Some people in North Dakota still aren't giving up the battle over changing the University of North Dakota's nickname from Fighting Sioux to something that is not seen by many people as demeaning to American Indians.
The Grand Forks Herald reports: "A recent 'The Sioux Were Silenced' pro-Fighting Sioux social media campaign has gained almost 8,500 likes on its Facebook page as of April 29. The 'We the People of North Dakota Demand Answers Save Fighting Sioux' Facebook page was also nearing 2,500 likes the same day."
After years of debate and the threat of NCAA sanctions, North Dakota voters agreed by a 2-to-1 margin in 2012 to let the university retire the nickname. The complete history has been often told and there's a good summary in the article by Herald reporter Anna Burleson.
Burleson also writes: "Departing UND men's hockey team captain Stephane Pattyn continues to be a proponent of the Fighting Sioux name, has it tattooed on his chest and tweeted earlier this month to never let it go."
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