UND Native medical students resolution opposing "Fighting Sioux" (1999)

INDIANS INTO MEDICINE
University of North Dakota
School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Indians into Medicine Program Tribal Board
Resolution Number 99-1

WHEREAS: The Indians into Medicine Program was established in 1973 at the University
of North Dakota as a means of providing American Indian health
professionals to meet American Indian health needs, and INMED has
become the country's foremost support program for the training of Indian
health professionals; and

WHEREAS: INMED has assisted in the education of 250 health care graduates; and

WHEREAS: The INMED Program has established working relationships with 25 tribes in
the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, and
Wyoming which represents in excess of 200,000 American Indians; and

WHEREAS: The Indians into Medicine Tribal Board wishes to go on record in opposition
to the continued use of the name "Fighting Sioux" and any associated Indian
head logo as currently endorsed by the University of North Dakota and the
University of North Dakota Alumni Association;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:
The Indians into Medicine Tribal Board respectfully requests that President
Kupchella honor the University's Faculty Ambassador's request to
gracefully retire the current "Fighting Sioux" logo;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:
That the Indians into Medicine Tribal Board extends and invitation to the
University of North Dakota Alumni Association and to other University of
North Dakota officials to collaborate to develop a logo and nickname that all
UND students and people of all races can be proud.

Certification

I, the undersigned Chairman of the Indians into Medicine Tribal Board, do hereby certify
that the INMED Board represents (24) Tribes or whom (9) members constituting a quorum
and that 15 were present at a meeting duly called, convened, and held on the 3rd day of
December 1999 and that the foregoing was adopted by a unanimous affirmative vote of all
present.

(signed)
David M. Gipp
Chair, INMED Board

INMED PROGRAM
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