09 Oct '17, 4pm

For Native Americans, a River Is Sacred

The environmental group Deep Green Resistance recently filed a first-of-its-kind legal suit against the state of Colorado asking for personhood rights for the Colorado River. If successful, it would mean lawsuits can brought on behalf of the river for any harm done to it, as if it were a person. In the past, several environmental groups in India , Bolivia , Ecuador , Colombia and New Zealand have successfully sought protection for rivers and landscapes based on this argument. As a Native American scholar of environment and religion, I seek to understand the relationship between people and the natural world. Native Americans view nature through their belief systems. A river or water does not only sustain life—it is sacred. Why is water sacred to Native Americans? In the past year, the Lakota phrase "Mní wičhóni," or "Water is life," became a new national protest anthem. It ...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/native-americans-rivers-24948013...

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