Bolivia Moves to Give Mother Earth Same Rights as Humans

Bolivia Moves to Give Mother Earth Same Rights as Humans

ICTMN Staff
4/14/11

For American Indians, First Nations, indigenous and aboriginal communities throughout the world the relationship with Mother Earth has always been strong.

A connection with all living things is shared throughout Native tradition and that can be seen in the recent move by Bolivia.

The country has tabled a draft for a United Nations treaty this month giving Mother Earth the same rights as humans.

According to the Vancouver Sun, the bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to “dominate and exploit” – to the point that the “well-being and existence of many beings” is now threatened.

Bolivian President Evo Morales has already enacted Bolivia’s Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which this treaty could reflect.

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