The magazine, here, latches onto the fact that the Spirit Lake Sioux voted to keep the nickname. (The decision on retaining the name is contingent upon approval from both Sioux tribes in the state; the Standing Rock Sioux have delayed a decision.) But this piece ignores the fact that there was considerable opposition within the Spirit Lake Tribe to that stance.
American Spectator’s Mark Hyman writes, “The most absurd aspect of this politically correct ruckus is that non-native Americans are lecturing Native Americans on what should offend them. A hearing on the matter is scheduled in a county courtroom in early December.”
If the magazine had done its homework, it just might have found that plenty of Native people have opinions – negative ones – on this, too.