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This image of UND students happily wearing their "Siouxper Drunk" shirts was posted to Twitter.

UND Students Create ‘Siouxper Drunk’ Shirts, Apologies Issued

Vincent Schilling
5/13/14

On Saturday May 10, a group of University of North Dakota students wore T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Siouxper Drunk” accompanied by a chief in a headdress drinking from a beer bong as part of a Springfest celebration. The shirts were discovered by Native students who saw several images plastered all over social media the same day, which incited heated debates on Twitter and Facebook.

UND Student Frank Sage said many students were outraged by the shirts and called them degrading and demeaning. “They call it Springfest, but it really is just drinkfest for those students,” Sage said.

Senior Danielle Miller, (xodanix3 on twitter) treasurer of the University of North Dakota’s Indian Association (UNDIA) watched the activities unfold over the weekend and grew so frustrated by the actions of culturally insensitive UND students she documented a series of social media postings on storify.

In Miller’s posts, photographs of a UND student with the Twitter name @Sioux_Sam wearing the T-shirt and screen captures and tweets by UND students demonstrate the support of the prior Sioux nickname and disregard for UND’s Native students.

SiouxSam posted this selfie, but it has since been removed.

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Submitted by curtj on
It is beyond me why the Indigenous leaders refuse to demand a mandatory Indigenous history class for all students in K-12 and also for all state and federal officials for their education on Indigenous issues, be it a 1 or 2 day course of indoctrination.

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Submitted by Michael Madrid on
I'm with curtj, but as I work in education, I already know the answer. If indigenous history were taught it would raise questions about the bullshit we're taught as truth. Imagine if people were to find out the truth about their "founding fathers?" As this article shows: This Date in Native History: On May 12, 1879, 135 years ago, Ma-Chu-nah Zah or Chief Standing Bear was declared a man in the federal courts of the United States. In the first American Indian civil rights case, Indians were acknowledged to possess all human rights. Read more at https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/05/12/native-history-court-rules-indian-man-rights-154808 It only took 103 years AFTER these words: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness . . . " were written to decide that we were human. The average American's head will explode when they find out their champion of human rights, Abraham Lincoln, approved the largest mass execution ever held in this country (there were originally 300 Santee Sioux sentenced, but Lincoln feared European countries would join the Civil War on the side of the Confederacy if he killed them all). The American people aren't ready for American history. They're still immature enough to buy the educational package being sold by textbook publishers. Small wonder they can't see the offense in sports racism.

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Submitted by angryduck on
Do people get it now? It's not an honor to be a mascot. A bunch of Super racist morons. Congrats to University of North Dakota for educating your students on your beloved mascot.
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