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Sault Tribe Joins the Fight for Mother Nature's Legal Rights with New Resolution

Tribal nations in the United States are leading a "Rights of Nature" movement to enshrine the inherent rights of the natural world - including plants, animals, and lands and waters - into law.

Last week, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in northern Michigan passed a resolution in defense of the tribe's first family: its natural resources.

"Anishinaabe izhitwaawin, ways of thinking and being, includes a decentralized view of human beings who are not on top of an evolutionary hierarchy, but rather dependent upon the older wiser More Than Human Relatives that our first ancestral family created before the human beings," the resolution reads.


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