Western views and the legal system tend to view nature as property. But for millennia indigenous communities have viewed themselves as part of nature. As pressures on the environment mount, people are turning to a new legal strategy known as The Rights of Nature, based on indigenous concepts. Constitutional reforms in Ecuador helped recognize nature as a legal entity, and partnerships between the Maori and the New Zealand government led to personhood status for rivers, lakes and forests, and a renewed sense of balance between people and nature.
Red Cliffs 1 Tue 6:10pm
Red Cliffs 1 Thu 10:00am
Run time 00:53
Producer/Directors: Issac Goeckeritz, Hal Crimmel, Maria Valeria Berros