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This Nov. 9, 2010, photo shows the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux logo in front of the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, N.D. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)

That Supreme Court Ruling Won’t Change a Thing With the Fighting Sioux Nickname Controversy

That Supreme Court Ruling Won’t Change a Thing With the Fighting Sioux Nickname Controversy

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling today regarding offensive trademarks, and now some supporters of the University of North Dakota’s retired Fighting Sioux nickname are saying it gives them new hope that their beloved logo/nickname might be restored. They’re wrong. The Supreme Court case really isn’t related at all. The SCOTUS opinion in question

Feds Cancel Washington Redskins Trademark Ruling That It's Disparaging

The federal government has canceled the trademark for the Washington Redskins football team, acting on a complaint filed by a group of Native Americans. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the Washington Redskins trademark registration, calling the football team’s name “disparaging to Native Americans.” The landmark case, which appeared before the Trademark

Senator Heidi Heitkamp A Native American Nickname Hypocrite?

Last week North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp signed on with 50 other Senate Democrats to a letter urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to force a name change for the Washington Redskins. It was a strongly-worded letter, calling the “Redskins” moniker a “racial slur” and suggesting that the team and the NFL are on the “wrong

Heidi Heitkamp Signs Letter Telling NFL To Get Rid Of Redskins Nickname

As the debate over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname continues here in North Dakota, given new life by demands from activists for a ban on the retired logo/nickname and a formal denunciation from the UND administration, North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp has joined a national fight over a controversial NFL nickname. Heitkamp

Federal Court Ruling On "Disparaging" Trademarks Could Be Interesting For Fighting Sioux Logo/Nickname

A federal court has ruled that trademarks can’t disparage religious or ethnic groups. The case has major implications for the Washington Redskins franchise, which has drawn the ire of the perpetually outraged particularly of late, but there are also interesting implications for the Fighting Sioux nickname fight here in North Dakota. The NCAA has forced

CBS Columnist: Indians Who Like The Washington "Redskins" Nickname Are Uncle Toms

Here in North Dakota a years-long battle over the University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux nickname ended with a whimper when the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe lost a federal appeal in their lawsuit against the NCAA. Yes, that’s right, at the end of that fight the people fighting hardest to keep the Sioux nickname at

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