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The WalkforChange is scheduled for Friday, May 16 at 11 a.m.

‘Siouxper Drunk’ T-Shirt Spurs UND Students WalkForChange

Vincent Schilling
5/16/14

In response to the “Siouxper Drunk” T-shirts worn by University of North Dakota students last Saturday as part of a Springfest celebration UND Native students have organized a #WalkforChange at the university to be held Friday at 11 a.m. to voice opposition to a hostile UND environment faced by Native students.

In addition to the #WalkForChange, Native UND students that are facilitating the event released several public statements demanding change from UND administrators as well as an outline for fostering cultural awareness at the university.

“The Fighting Sioux logo is supposed to be retired, but it is everywhere,” said Margaret Emmy Scott, a Political Science and American Indian Studies major at UND. “Whether you go to the registrar to pay your bills or to change your classes, people representing the administration are wearing the logo. Professors wear it, faculty, staff and more. We need this to be banned in the school atmosphere. That is the root of the trouble.”

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

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Michael Madrid
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It's become apparent that we'll never abolish racism, but hopefully actions like these will at least drive it underground.

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ReneeH
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Good for the Native students at this school. As an alumni of the University of Utah, I feel that all NA symbols, mascots, and names should be discontinued from all Universities, colleges, and high schools.
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