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Chippewa also divided over Fighting Sioux nickname

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When a North Dakota Senate committee voted Tuesday on the UND Fighting Sioux nickname bill, the motion to recommend that the legislation be defeated came from the only American Indian serving in the Legislature.

Sen. Richard Marcellais, D-Belcourt and a former chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, will present the bill -- and the Education Committee's recommendation that it be rejected -- when it reaches the Senate floor, probably early next week.

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