Why New Zealand is granting a river the same rights as a citizen
This is very significant step towards recognising and granting legal rights to the earth and more-than-human entities. Recognising the agency of the more-than-human world (nature) and granting legal rights to entities such as rivers and to ecosystems is essential to protecting and sustaining sacred connections.
Image: The Whanganui River on New Zealand’s North Island will soon be given legal personhood. (Flickr/Kathrin and Stefan Marks/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
An important episode of Living Black which reveals the extent of de-listing of Indigenous heritage sites by the Western Australian Government:
Saving the Burrup
This episode also includes footage of the Lurujarri Dreaming Trail and interviews with Goolarabooloo Traditional owners regarding the legacy that they seek to carry on in the face of industrial development of their ancestral lands.
Click here to read an essay I wrote about the performance of liyan (feeling and intuition) on the Lurujarri Dreaming Trail. The essay is published in Issue 11 of the PAN: Philosophy Activism, Nature Journal.
A very important and provocative article published in yesterday’s The Guardian online: What if Aboriginal people helped all Australians to connect to country?