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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, at Bioneers

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.

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

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Rights of Nature Attorneys Describe Emerging Movement in Indian Country

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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.

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