Whanganui River given rights as a legal identity - The Rights of Nature
” Ko au te awa, Ko te awa ko au ~ I am the river and the river is me” expresses the special, spiritual relationship the iwi peoples (Maori) hold with the Whanganui river. In a landmark preliminary agreement between the Crown government of New Zealand and the Whanganui River iwi, the Whanganui River wasContinue Reading Whanganui River given rights as a legal identity
Adventures in Aotearoa
Here is a space to see some pictures and read some stories from my semester abroad in New Zealand. The program is run through Earlham College--a small, Quaker liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. We travelled as a group of 18 students with our professor (Jay), his wife (Marcie), their daughters (Ellie and Arden), and our program assistant (Liz). From January 4 to May 4, 2011, we had so many adventures in Aotearoa!