October 1, 2009

Ron His Horse is Thunder has been ousted!

In the Standing Rock Tribe election, Ron His Horse is Thunder was voted out and replaced by Sioux nickname supporter Charles Murphy was elected. The vote was a landslide, 1233 to 695.

The North Dakota State Board of Education is expected to make a ruling today as to whether the school will get an extension to get Tribe approval of the nickname. The deadline to get tribe approval was today. With a Sioux supporter in Charles Murphy, if North Dakota can get an extension, it's a safe bet to say the Sioux name will stand firm.

Stay tuned...

UPDATE: The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has agreed to a 30 day extension. This should ensure the nickname stays in place. For more on it, click here.

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