Ponca Nation Statute Recognizing Rights of Rivers
the Ponca Nation adopted the Rights of Rivers law, a new statute recognizing the immutable legal rights of two rivers that flow through Ponca territoryRead More →
This page identifies initiatives that express ecological jurisprudence within any piece of legislation or constitution passed by the main legislative body of an Indigenous Nation (e.g. Tribal Nation, First Nation, etc.). The terms commonly used to refer to these pieces of legislation are constitution, tribal council resolution, band council resolution, tribal codes/ordinances, etc. It is important to note that these terms vary depending on the legal tradition in which they are located and regional legal plurality (e.g. across Oceania, North America, South America, etc.).