S5 E9: Pachamama

In several countries around the world, including Ecuador, New Zealand, and the U.S., some people are trying to protect the planet using a legal concept called “rights of nature”—infusing the law with Indigenous understandings of Mother Earth. Part 9 of The Repair, our series on the climate emergency.

Reported by Amy Westervelt and Polyglot Barbershop. Script editor, Cheryl Devall. Production and mix by John Biewen.

Music in this episode by Lili HaydnKim CarrollChris WestlakeLesley BarberCora Miron, Fabian Almazan, and Maetar. Music consulting by Joe Augustine of Narrative Music.

Season 5 art by Mara Guevarra. Episode image: A tulip poplar in Orange County, North Carolina. Photo by John Biewen. Image editing by Mara Guevarra.

The Repair is supported by Scene on Radio listener-donors, and by the International Women’s Media Foundation.

Download a PDF of the transcript here.