Can a river have rights? I drove up to Quebec’s Côte-Nord region with photographer Stephanie Foden to find out how and why the Ekuanitshit Innu pushed to make the Magpie River a legal person.

The story appeared on the front page of the Globe & Mail newspaper and was released online as a multimedia feature.

The Globe also released a video of the story.

This reporting was supported by the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.

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