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Nickname backers say logo won’t hurt athletics

Published 02/16/2012, The Jamestown Sun

The University of North Dakota’s Fighting Sioux name and logo represent cultural diversity and have “done nothing to harm UND and its students,” John Chaske, chairman of the pro-nickname Committee for Understanding and Respect, said at a news conference here Wednesday. “We challenge these statements about the harm the Fighting Sioux name and symbols bring to UND,” he said. “Someone is holding these UND student athletes hostage.

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