217 Today: Indigenous-led groups advocate legal rights for natural entities
May 30, 2023
- Illinois lawmakers approved a $50.4 billion spending plan early Saturday morning.
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- The site of a school district building could become downtown Urbana’s next commercial development.
- Memorial Day is a day for people to honor all veterans who have died, but some feel that veterans of all races are not given the same recognition.
In today's deep dive, we hear about how some Indigenous-led environmental groups are pushing to give the Mississippi river some of the same legal rights as people.
Reporting contributed by Alex Degman, Jim Meadows, Mae Antar and Juanpablo Ramirez Franco.