From helping to stop the Line 3 pipeline to becoming true guardians of the waters—the Rights of Nature is absolutely transforming Climate action. Learn from these powerful speakers:
Pipeline opponents launch lawsuit against Line 3 — and the lead plaintiff is wild rice. Frank Bibeau, Attorney for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe has filed the first Rights of Nature lawsuit on Turtle Island to defend the sacred.
Generations of Indigenous women are coming together to protect the Rights of Rivers. Casey Camp Horinek will share how the Ponca Pa'thata Women's Society which goes back to time immemorial, is launching an on the ground Intertribal Rights of Nature to act as River Guardians.
Yenny Vega Cárdenas is President of the International Observatory on the Rights of Nature (IORN). In 2021, history was made by First Nations Canada, recognizing the legal personhood of Muteshekau Shipu (Magpie River) on Innu territory. The victory was the result of the work of First Nations Alliance for the Protection of the Muteshekau Shipu and IORN.
Pamela Martin and Craig Kauffman have documented the global Rights of Nature movement and shared wisdom from around the world in their new book: The Politics of Rights of Nature—
Strategies for Building a More Sustainable Future