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Researchers call for Maori vision of management for Antarctica, including legal personhood

The voyager Hui Te Rangiora, the story goes, had sailed his vessel south in the early seventh century in search of new lands when something alien appeared on the horizon. He saw enormous, barren summits jutting out of the sea and into the sky. He saw unfamiliar shapes in the waves: tresses waving at the surface, animals that dove to great depths and seas of pia, the Polynesian name for the white tuber called arrowroot.

Hui Te Rangiora had sailed his vessel from the tropics to Antarctica.

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