Some Indigenous Communities Have a New Way to Fight Climate Change: Give Personhood Rights to Nature

This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. This summer, the Yurok Tribe declared rights of personhood for the Klamath River—likely the first to do so for a river in North America. A concept previously restricted to humans (and corporations), “rights of personhood” means, most simply, that … Continue reading Some Indigenous Communities Have a New Way to Fight Climate Change: Give Personhood Rights to Nature