Monday, March 27, 2017
A New Zealand River Now Has The Legal Rights Of A Human
"This is a landmark case. If you go to this site, you can see the Maoris chanting a traditional song and using the ancient hand gestures that go with it. They have been struggling for over one hundred years to reclaim their rights to this sacred river, which they look upon as their ancestor. I think there was a time when everyone considered nature as part of their own being and revered and respected it as such."
(from Colin Dwyer at NPR)
(The Maoris were the early native inhabitants of New Zealand, and they were invaded and dispossessed, just as the indigenous inhabitants of many other nations were assaulted and subjugated by the white invaders.)
(pic from internet source)