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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.


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

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