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North Dakota Votes to Scrap Fighting Sioux Nickname

Supporters plan to keep fighting for Sioux name

(Newser) - Voters have had their say in the long fight over the University of North Dakota's Fighting Sioux nickname, and 60% of them voted in favor of allowing the university to drop the name. The state's Board of Higher Education is now expected to retire the controversial name and... More »

Berenstain Bears Try to Save Ancient Language

In animated TV first, they're speaking Lakota

(Newser) - For a typical family worried about messy rooms and money management, the Berenstain bears are killer linguists. The children's books featuring Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear Berenstain have been translated into more than 20 languages for kids around the world. Now the Berenstains are even speaking Lakota, an... More »

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