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Monday, November 13, 2006

More fuel for the Sioux

Those Fighting Sioux Nickname Lose Sight of Most Indian Views
If anything is “hostile and abusive” at UND, it’s the way that some activists treat Indian students who take a different view.

“Our young people go there to get an education,” says Fool Bear. “When they arrive, they’re asked, ‘What do you think of the logo?’ If they have no problem with it, they are badgered and harassed for four years.”
In other words, "Don't tell us it's not hostile and abusive to you, we know what's best for you and we say it is."

Perhaps it's a history lesson these victimization peddlers are teaching, because it appears that the white man's paternalism for Native Americans is as strong as ever.

Comments on "More fuel for the Sioux"


Anonymous maninboat said ... (2:25 PM, November 13, 2006) : 

As a native North Dakotan and alumus of UND, I can attest to the fact that very few Native Americans ( or First Nation People as the Canucks like to refer to them) have any concern over the Sioux logo. The Sioux people were known as fierce warriors in their day and have historically adapted the least among the North Dakota tribes to life on the "res." Having worked for a number of years at several ND reservations, I can tell you that due to rampant alcoholism, the Sioux tribes have historically been at the bottom of the socioeconomic barrel.UND presents an image of the proud Sioux warriors as they once were.


Blogger mctopeka said ... (7:37 PM, November 13, 2006) : 

I don't know how many people are aware of the fact that a Sioux Indian designed the UND Logo. That was brought to my attention by an alumni who also happens to be a Sioux Indian by birth.


Blogger Goon said ... (3:25 PM, November 14, 2006) : 

Negative the artist was of Chipewa decent, but that still really doesn't matter all that much. it was still drawn by a native American from ND.


Blogger mctopeka said ... (8:52 AM, November 15, 2006) : 

Goon, I did ask my friend and he said he told me it was a Native American and never said he was Sioux. Sorry about that.


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