NCAA Can Stop School From Using Indian Mascot, Court Says

, The National Law Journal


A federal appeals court has upheld the National Collegiate Athletic Association's bar against the University of North Dakota's use of the Fighting Sioux name, logo and imagery, ruling that the policy doesn't illegally interfere with the school's deal with tribes about the name.

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  • Avon

    Seems to me like the biggest block to using the name is the fact that one of the two tribes never even held a vote to grant consent. There was no deal, and that's why not.

    So the Sioux should sue Sioux - specifically, the Spirit Lake Tribe has a claim against the Standing Rock Tribe, if anyone.

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