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Can You Be Sued By A River?

June 28, 2022

Today we travel to a future where you can be sued by nature. 


  • Evelyn Bellanger — White Earth Band of Ojibwe elder
  • Frank Bibeau — tribal attorney and a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe
  • Nico Albert — member of the Cherokee Nation and the executive chef of Burning Cedar Indigneous Foods
  • Jacinta Ruru — professor of Law at the University of Otago in New Zealand
  • Thomas Linzey — Senior Legal Counsel for the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights
  • Teresa Vicente Gimenez — professor of philosophy of law at the University of Murcia.
  • Philomena Kebec — Indian law expert


Special thanks to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for supporting this episode — check out the full 99 Percent Invisible series “The Future Of…” for more.

Further Reading:

Flash Forward is hosted by Rose Eveleth and produced by Julia Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Mattie Lubchansky. Amanda McLoughlin and Multitude Productions handle our ad sales. The 99 Percent Invisible invisible episode was hosted by Roman Mars, and edited by Delaney Hall. Fact checking by Graham Hacia. Mix and tech production by Ameeta Ganatra. Music by director of sound Swan Real. Special thanks this week to Leah Lemm, Dan Roberts, and Tashia Hart.


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