Plain Talk Live: Filmmaker Matt Fern Talks About His “Fighting Sioux” Logo Documentary


MINOT, N.D. — The debate over, and eventual retirement of, the University of North Dakota’s “Fighting Sioux” logo and nickname lasted for years.

Now filmmaker Matt Fern is telling that story in a documentary called “Fighting over Sioux” that will air on WDAY-XTRA on Sunday, April 4, at 7 pm CST, throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.

The film was released last fall, amid the pandemic, in theaters across the region, and has also been available online for on-demand viewing. To see a trailer, click here.

At 1 p.m. Fern will discuss his film with me on Plain Talk Live.

Be sure to tune in!

Full disclosure: I’m in the film, though I’ve not, and will not, receive any remuneration for my participation.

After the live stream, the audio of the interview will be available on the Plain Talk podcast. Click here to subscribe.