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NCAA asks federal court to dismiss nickname lawsuit

Published 12/24/2011, The Jamestown Sun

As expected, the NCAA has asked a federal court to toss the lawsuit brought against the association by Sioux Indians who support the University of North Dakota retaining its Fighting Sioux nickname and logo. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Fargo on Nov. 2 by the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe and Archie Fool Bear, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It alleges that the NCAA’s efforts to have the nickname retired “violate Native American civil rights, equal protection rights and religious rights.”

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