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.
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.