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Tribe unlikely to vote on controversial UND nickname soon

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MINOT, N.D. - It's unlikely that the Standing Rock Sioux tribe will hold a referendum regarding the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname in the immediate future.

North Dakota University System Chancellor Bill Goetz told the State Board of Higher Education this morning that Murphy reiterated the issue is not high on his agenda and that it is a "very, very divisive" issue both on the Tribal Council and on the reservation at large.

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