Thursday, May 14, 2009

Indian logo banned at U. of North Dakota after NCAA threat

DICKINSON, N.D., AP - "North Dakota's Board of Higher Education has agreed to drop the University of North Dakota's a move intended to resolve a decades-long campus dispute about whether the name demeans American Indians.... The debate came to a head in September 2005, when the NCAA declared Fighting Sioux as
  • "hostile and abusive" to American Indians and said
if the school continued using it." 'Board Advocates Dumping UND Nickname, Logo,' AP story on msnbc.com, via Lucianne.com. banner from UND website.
  • Cleveland Indians logo above from MLB.com so far has not been banned as 'hostile and abusive.'

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