Skip to main content

Fighting Sioux nickname opponents at Spirit Lake seek referendum delay

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A referendum on the Fighting Sioux Nickname could die before it even gets on the ballot Tuesday because of a challenge from nickname opponents on the Spirit Lake Indian reservation. Terry Morgan and Erich Longie are alleging that more than 85 of the 301 signatures that it took to put the issue on the ballot are questionable. They’re asking a tribal judge today to put the referendum on pause so they can challenge the signatures.