August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Rights of Nature: Attorneys Describe Emerging Movement in Indian Country


At the Bioneers Conference, "Rights of Nature: From Grassroots to Mainstream." Moderator Alexis Bunten with attorneys Thomas Linzey; Frank Bibeau, Chippewa; Samantha Skenandore, Ho-Chunk/Oneida.


Rights of Nature: Attorneys Describe Emerging Movement in Indian Country

By Brenda Norrell
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May 14, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO -- Attorneys in the forefront of writing Constitutional laws for the Rights of Nature, and taking the battle to the courtrooms, described the emerging movement upholding the inherent rights of ecosystems.

What will it look like when a forest has its own rights?

During the three-day annual Bioneers Conference, attorneys described the legal battle to honor nature -- the relatives of the people -- and halt the corporate destruction.

The rights of salmon in the northwest, and the rights of Ojibwe wild rice, are in the forefront of the courtrooms to assure life for the Seven Generations.

Nick Estes and Sikowis at Bioneers, Sunday, May 15, 2022




Nick Estes, PhD, cofounder of The Red Nation, and Sikowis, founder of the Great Plains Action Society, today at Bioneers, at San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts and in the virtual conference.

Nick Estes speaks on "The Age of the Water Protector and Climate Chaos" this morning at Bioneers, at 9:54 am Pacific time on Sunday.

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Nick Estes, Ph.D. (Kul Wicasa/Lower Brule Sioux), is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and a member of the Oak Lake Writers Society, a group of Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota writers. In 2014, he was a co-founder of The Red Nation in Albuquerque, NM, an organization dedicated to the liberation of Native people from capitalism and colonialism.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

'Daughters for Earth: Women and the Climate Change Movement' at Bioneers



Daughters for Earth: Women and the Climate Change Movement

Women discuss the impacts of climate change and the search for personal healing, during today's three day Bioneers Conference at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the virtual conference

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Daughters for Earth: May 14th | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm Pacific time
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Women all over the globe, especially in the “developing world,” are the ones who most often bear the brunt of having to contend with the radical disruptions visited upon their families and communities by climate change and environmental degradation, yet women’s voices are far too often ignored.

Furthermore, climate change and physical and psycho-spiritual health are almost always discussed as separate issues, but the personal and the political, the heart and the mind are not just interconnected, they are all one.

Rights of Nature, Stop Line 3: Attorneys Panel at Bioneers




Today: Rights of Nature, Stop Line 3: Attorneys Panel at Bioneers

Attorneys in the forefront of the Rights of Nature and the legal battle to Stop Enbridge's Line 3 in Minnesota speak today at the Bioneers' annual three-day conference

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Saturday, May 14, 2022, Pacific time pm 2:45 to 4:15 pm
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Rights of Nature: From Grassroots to Mainstream

The “Rights of Nature” movement seeks to protect rivers, mountains, and entire ecosystems and the life forms supported within them by recognizing and enshrining their rights in formal legal codes and constitutions.

This legal framework offers a radically different worldview from current legal premises. Instead of being seen as property, nature as a whole and its various components would be formally recognized to have inherent rights to exist, persist, flourish and evolve, and these would be protected under the law.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Bioneers Conference in San Francisco and Virtually: Indigenous Speakers, Panels and Films


Bioneers Conference in San Francisco and Virtually: Indigenous Speakers, Panels, and Films

By Brenda Norrell
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Today, the Bioneers Conference begins at 9 am and continues May 13 -- 15, 2022, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and virtually.

The three-day annual conference includes Indigenous speakers, panels and films. Featured speakers today focus on the protection of the Amazon, which will be broadcast online.

Today, during the Indigeneity panels in San Francisco, Native speakers focus on healing from residential school genocide. Ohlone lead discussions today on partnerships with Indigenous in the Bay area. Kickapoo Chef Crystal Wahpepah is also featured during the Indigeneity panels today.

Native authors will be present to sign new books. Native rights, protection of the natural world, climate justice, and Native foodways highlight the Indigenous panel discussions today, Saturday, and Sunday.

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