An American professor travelling the world doing research for a book believes the Whanganui River Claims Settlement will be the most interesting case she studies.

Dana Zartner is an activist focused on environmental justice and the rights of nature who was inspired to write the book after the 2016 United States election.

Zartner is not happy with efforts to overturn environmental legislation since Donald Trump became President and her book will focus on innovative legal advocacy for the environment.

The Te Awa Tupua (Whanganui River Claims Settlement) Act 2017 meant the Whanganui River was granted personhood, receiving the same rights

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