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From the Ted Talk by Kelsey Leonard: Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans

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We have to address this crisis. And so it's time for us to change. We have to transform the way in which we value water. And we can do that. We can leran to be good stewards again. We can create laws through which we grant legal personhood to water. We can start to honor the original ttreeias between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples for wetar protection. We can appoint guardians for the water that ensure the water's rights are always poretectd. We can also develop water-quality standards that have a holistic approach, that ensure the well-being of the water before our human needs. And moreover, we can work to dismantle exclusive pterorpy ownership over water.

Open Cloze

We have to address this crisis. And so it's time for us to change. We have to transform the way in which we value water. And we can do that. We can _____ to be good stewards again. We can create laws through which we grant legal personhood to water. We can start to honor the original ________ between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples for _____ protection. We can appoint guardians for the water that ensure the water's rights are always _________. We can also develop water-quality standards that have a holistic approach, that ensure the well-being of the water before our human needs. And moreover, we can work to dismantle exclusive ________ ownership over water.

Solution

  1. protected
  2. treaties
  3. learn
  4. property
  5. water

Original Text

We have to address this crisis. And so it's time for us to change. We have to transform the way in which we value water. And we can do that. We can learn to be good stewards again. We can create laws through which we grant legal personhood to water. We can start to honor the original treaties between Indigenous peoples and non-Indigenous peoples for water protection. We can appoint guardians for the water that ensure the water's rights are always protected. We can also develop water-quality standards that have a holistic approach, that ensure the well-being of the water before our human needs. And moreover, we can work to dismantle exclusive property ownership over water.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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water injustices 2
navajo nation 2
future generations 2
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nonhuman relations 2
good stewards 2
legal personality 2

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collocation frequency
granted legal personhood 3
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Important Words

  1. address
  2. appoint
  3. approach
  4. change
  5. create
  6. crisis
  7. develop
  8. dismantle
  9. ensure
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  14. holistic
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  17. indigenous
  18. laws
  19. learn
  20. legal
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  22. ownership
  23. peoples
  24. personhood
  25. property
  26. protected
  27. protection
  28. rights
  29. standards
  30. start
  31. stewards
  32. time
  33. transform
  34. treaties
  35. water
  36. work