Monday, October 29, 2007

cathy kersten

My name is Katherine Kersten and I am writer I have written for the Startribune newspaper, “Wall Street Journal,” “The Weekly Standard,” “First Things,” and other publications. I had a column at the Startribune for eight years, it was mainly about my experiences and interests. Minnesota is my favorite place to write about because I was born in Amboy, MN on November 12 1963. I graduated from Amboy High in 1980 where I was the editor of my school paper. After high school I attended the University of St.Cloud where I studied literature. I have written may articles on the conflict about the North Dakota mascot. I think that the mascot should not be changed because it is a mascot that looks proud and is not degrading Native Americans.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Hey I'm the fifth jury member. What's your view on the mascot? Do you think UND should be able to keep it or should have to make a new one. Thanks!
- Amy Red Oak

NAlverson said...

Hey this is the 3rd jury member, thanks for your input on the issue, but please don't comment me back, I have to many already
-Chief Grand Cherokee

Rachel said...

Dear Amy

Thanks for getting back to me on you view of the issue. However, when you say that you are in support of the mascot, I have to disagree with you. My tribe is the Standing Rock Siuox and we have historically lived in North Dakota, somewhat near the University. Our stance on the mascot is that we don’t support it. Since I was born and raised on our reservation, this is my view too. We believe that this mascot is degrading and misinforming towards the Native American race and that there are many other mascots available to use.
- Amy Red Oak

Rachel said...

Dear Amy

Thanks for getting back to me on you view of the issue. However, when you say that you are in support of the mascot, I have to disagree with you. My tribe is the Standing Rock Siuox and we have historically lived in North Dakota, somewhat near the University. Our stance on the mascot is that we don’t support it. Since I was born and raised on our reservation, this is my view too. We believe that this mascot is degrading and misinforming towards the Native American race and that there are many other mascots available to use.
- Amy Red Oak