An indigenous leader in Manitoba says pipelines and rail lines in Canada could be blocked if demonstrators are cleared from the site of a North Dakota pipeline protest.
Grand Chief Terry Nelson of the Southern Chiefs Organization in Manitoba says chiefs and others attended a meeting Saturday at the Dakota Tipi First Nation near Portage la Prairie yesterday to discuss the Dakota Access pipeline issue.
Nelson says one option includes blocking access to pumping stations along a pipeline operated by Enbridge, which has plans to acquire a stake in the U-S pipeline project.
The protesters in North Dakota believe the pipeline could harm drinking water and Native American cultural sites.
(The Canadian Press)