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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

UND Native law students oppose "Fighting Sioux" (1997)

NATIVE AMERICAN LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
University of North Dakota
School of Law

November 13, 1997

Mr. Kendall Baker
President
University of North Dakota
PO Box 8193
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8193

Dear President Baker:

The members of the UND Native American Law Students
Association wish to express our support for changing the Indian
head logo and the "Fighting Sioux" nickname of the University of
North Dakota.

American Jewish Committee Statement on Team Names (1998)

AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE

STATEMENT ON TEAM NAMES

Whereas it is the mission of the American Jewish Committee to combat bigotry
and promote intergroup relations, and;

Whereas the use of racial or ethnic stereotypes in the names, nicknames, or
titles of business, professional, sport or other public entitles [sic] is frequently
demeaning, whether intended as such or not;

Whereas demeaning symbols create an environment in which degrading acts
become more acceptable;

NAACP Mascot Resolution (April 1999)

RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION TO NATIVE AMERICAN MASCOTS

Whereas, the National NAACP is committed to caring for and affirming the gifts of all
people, with special regard to those oppressed or disenfranchised on the basis of race,
national origin, and cultural origin; and

Whereas, the use of Native American people, images, symbols, and cultural and religious
traditions as sports names, logos and mascots perpetuates racist stereotypes and
undermines the self-determination and dignity of Indian people; and

NCAA News Release (2005)

NCAA Executive Committee Issues Guidelines for
Use of Native American Mascots at Championship Events

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 5 , 2005

INDIANAPOLIS -- The presidents and chancellors who serve on the NCAA Executive Committee have adopted a new policy to prohibit NCAA colleges and universities from displaying hostile and abusive racial/ethnic/national origin mascots, nicknames or imagery at any of the 88 NCAA championships.

Intertribal Council Mascot Resolution (2001)

The INTER-TRIBAL COUNCIL
of the FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES
Organized February 3, 1950

Resolution No. 2001 - 08

THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES INTERTRIBAL COUNCIL MASCOT RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, the Intertribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes is an organization that united the tribal governments of the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), and Seminole Nations, representing over 400,000 Indian people throughout the United States; and

INSULTS, NOT HONOR

A Message from the American Indian Movement, April 2007

"We are honoring Indians; you should feel honored."
Would you feel honored seeing objects you consider holy being misused? Holy objects such as feathers, face painting and traditional dress are neither being used in sacred ceremony nor any cultural setting; they are being used as entertainment and merchandising opportunities. We Native people are saying this misuse of our sacred objects is no less than a mockery of our traditional cultures, regardless of intent. It is insulting.

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