All of us living flesh and blood women and men, know deep in our ancient wisdom that mother earth, the water and minerals of her cannot be bought and sold by us humans. We in fact are owned by her -mother earth, the water and mineral spirits- and are meant to be the guardians of them for the benefit of all those who come after us.
Our programmed philosophy that we humans are given dominion of her by heaven is simply inaccurate and incorrect.
So much of the conflict that has separated us humans is linked to the fact that we feel our rights have been and are being violated. Though society seems to have done a somewhat decent job of applying declaring and defining the rights of human beings. It has utterly failed at applying the rights to all populations and harmonizing the rights of mother earth, water, and minerals with all other living beings.