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Ho-Chunk Nation General Council Approves Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment

MERCERSBURG, PA, Sept. 17, 2018 –  On Saturday, the General Council of the Ho-Chunk Nation voted overwhelmingly –86.9% in favor — to amend their tribal constitution to enshrine the Rights of Nature.  The Ho-Chunk Nation is the first tribal nation in the United States to take this critical step. A vote of the full membership […]

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In Federal Lawsuit, Colorado River Seeks Recognition of its Legal Rights to Exist, Restoration

MERCERSBURG, PA, Sept. 21, 2017 – The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) is serving as a legal adviser for the first-in-the-nation lawsuit in which a river is seeking recognition of its legal rights. To be filed next week in federal district court in Colorado, the lawsuit Colorado River v. State of Colorado seeks a ruling that the Colorado […]