Sunday, March 23, 2008
EVERYBODY! What is the big fuss surrounding this whole mascot debate? Oh, by the way my name is Doris Strickland, wife of Ollie Young Bear, and a proud mother of two. I'm a white female and being married to a Native American has brought me close to the culture, even though he did not come from the reservation. I see the pride that comes along with their heritage, and I think it's fantastic for a college to bring history into belonging to UND. Being named the Fighting Sioux gives such a meaningful sense of pride and power to the Sioux tribes. I couldn't imagine trying to change history, which is what the university would be doing if they changed the name of it's mascot!