This New Zealand river now has the same legal rights as a human being – The Washington Post

This is good! The indigenous presence in this institutional text chips away at the text of the Regalian Doctrine. 

Next is how to give legal personality to forests and coral reefs.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/16/this-new-zealand-river-now-has-the-same-legal-rights-as-a-human-being/?utm_term=.700f695b3a51