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Indian activist Clyde Bellecourt says a prayer Wednesday morning to open the anti-nickname rally in front of the University of North Dakota's Memorial Union. John Stennes / Grand Forks Herald

UND nickname opponents: 'We are winning'

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Opponents of the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux nickname brought one of the big guns to campus Wednesday morning in the battle against American Indian nicknames.

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Clyde Bellecourt, a founder of the American Indian Movement and a leader in protests nationwide against such nicknames, inspired the crowd with stories of protests past.

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