Presentation: Canada: Embracing its Rivers

Photo: View on the St Lawrence river estuary and the shoreline from Magpie, in Cote Nord region of Quebec.

In February 2021, the Innu Council of Ekuanitshit and the regional municipality of Minganie passed joint resolutions declaring that the Magpie River was a legal person subject to rights and obligations. With this as a starting point, CELA’s Executive Director provides a context for canadian watershed conservation and efforts to protect our rivers and ecosystems.

Based on a memo by Amanda McLeer, CELA Student
Presented by Theresa McClenaghan, CELA Executive Director
Prepared for Dubai Future Foundation’s Rights of Nature workshop.