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Pat Bellanger

By: Lori Williamson | Item of the Day | September 14, 2022

Pat Bellanger was an Ojibwe activist and cofounder of the American Indian Movement (AIM) who spent over fifty years fighting for Indigenous rights on a national and local level.
Learn more about her in this new MNopedia article!