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Rights for nature: How granting a river 'personhood' could help protect it

By Justine Townsend, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph
Alexis Bunten, Co-Director, Bioneers Indigeneity Program and Consultant
Catherine Iorns, Professor of Law, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Lindsay Borrows, PhD Candidate in Law, University of Alberta
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A recent declaration of a river as a legal person in Canada recognizes Indigenous laws and governance, and champions people as the guardians of nature.


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