Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Adds “Rights of Nature” to Their Tribal Constitution

Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Adds “Rights of Nature” to Their Tribal Constitution

In short, this move is about the Ho-Chunk Nation practicing its rights to land and resource sovereignty within their territory. Their actions are in reaction to North American resources being "used", with little regard for the environment, for the purpose of generating wealth and redistributing resources that will neither benefit the Ho-Chunk Nation, nor the country as a whole. Globalist, exploitative actions which can be traced to NAFTA, WTO, and other "free trade" agreement lies.

So, I applaud the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin for taking this step and standing up for the environment and the natural world. The natural world, being something that these globalist "resource marketers" have become too separated from.
On Sept. 17, the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin’s General Council voted to amend its tribal constitution to include Rights of Nature. The amendment—acknowledging that “ecosystems and natural communities within the Ho-Chunk territory possess an inherent, fundamental, and inalienable right to exist and thrive”—will allow the tribe to legally prohibit frac sand mining, fossil fuel extraction and genetic engineering in their communities.

The Ho-Chunk are the first tribal nation to draft such measures for their constitution, but similar efforts are underway (or already on the books) in dozens of municipalities in the United States and in countries around the world. In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to adopt Rights of Nature articles in their national constitution—declaring not only that nature “has the right to integral respect for its existence and for the maintenance and regeneration of its life cycles, structure, functions and evolutionary processes” but also that “persons, communities, peoples and nations can call upon public authorities to enforce” this right.
Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin Adds “Rights of Nature” to Tribal Constitution - Rural America


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