Monday, October 29, 2007
Myra Peterson (Jury Member #1)
Hello, my name is Myra Peterson and I am the chairwoman of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe of North Dakota. I am a woman in my late 40's. At the time of the UND nickname incident, I was not at all concerned with the problem of the 'Fighting Sioux'. I had thought there were better things to do with my time than disputing over the nickname problem and its offensive nature to the Native American tribes around North Dakota. At the time right now, I am more concerned with the regulations of the gaming in North Dakota. I am serving as the chairwoman of the Great Plains Indian Gaming Association and am more concerned with this situation than I am with the nickname problem at the time. Though there is some concern as my position in the community and with us as Native Americans. It can come as a problem, but at the moment, there are more pressing matters at hand to deal with.