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Winona LaDuke criticizes planned oil pipelines as environmentally unfriendly. The White Earth tribal member is a former Green Party vice presidential candidate. (Don Davis/St. Paul Bureau)

Some American Indians threaten to stop efforts to build a pair of northern Minnesota oil pipelines

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ST. PAUL -- Native American activist Clyde Bellecourt on Wednesday said Indian pipeline opponents "definitely" will attempt to block construction any way they can.

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"We have our rights ..." said Bellecourt, an American Indian Movement founder, "particularly when it is going to pollute our land."

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