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From Rights to Responsibilities: Toward a Biocultural Resurgence

Volume 12, 2023

Can we have rights without responsibilities? Is today’s predominant focus on rights distracting us from paying attention to the other side of the coin: our fundamental responsibilities toward one another and toward the earth? Can we achieve a biocultural resurgence — a renewed flourishing of life’s diversity in nature and culture — by claiming our rights alone? Or do we need to reconnect to an ethic of responsibility that once was the hallmark of human communities all over the world?

These are some of the thought-provoking questions we ask in this issue of Langscape Magazine. Find answers from Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors who shared their ideas, reflections, and on-the-ground experiences about the interplay of rights and responsibilities and how that dynamic contributes to fostering a biocultural resurgence.

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