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River gets legal personhood

Hills and rivers. Our role is one of caretaker.
Rivers are ancestors, they are kin.  They were here before us and will remain long after we are gone, so it makes sense to think of them as ancestors.  Scientists discuss how we need to rethink connections with country.  Click on the link for more ….
Ways of knowing about a river as a person. ABC RN Science Friction

I am the river – short film
This film makes the case for the river as kin..  For many years, this river’s ownership was under dispute. Now, it owns itself. The Whanganui River has been granted legal personhood, with the same rights and respons-ibilities as you and me.  The River Is Me