CLOSING CEREMONY: PUBLIC STUDIO
September 30, 2017
The Grange Park, Toronto, ON
In unison we declare that nature be afforded the same rights as people. We demand the end to extraction and colonial destruction, to war and displacement driven by economic greed. We demand this day that the earth be recentered together with people, we demand that the Canadian government include the Rights of Nature into the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We say this, we chant this, and we demand our future together. The revolution is coming.
I got to join artist Ange Loft to lead a Public Studio performance of choral voices declaring the Rights of Nature. Creative Time Summit attendees participated.
The closing ceremony included with traditional Haida song and prayer led by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, a vocalist and well-known lawyer representing the Haida Nation in the area of aboriginal-environmental law.