Congratulations to Autumn Peltier for being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize! In case you haven’t heard about this remarkable young lady, she is from the Wikwemikong First Nation and has been very outspoken on environmental issues.
From her profile on the nominee’s website:
“Autumn, 13 years old, lives in Canada, and has been advocating for “sacred water” for the last two years. She attended the Children’s Climate Conference in Sodertalje, Sweden, where she delivered her message about the importance of clean drinking water. The Assembly of First Nations Youth Council passed a resolution supporting Autumn’s advocacy with the creation of a fund to assist First Nations people across Canada dealing with water crises. Her work continues with talks and presentations to young people and First Nations communities across her territories. Autumn also makes bracelets to raise money for a First Nation community with no clean drinking water. She hopes to finish school, travel and study law and political science so that she can advocate for her people at a higher level in the future.”
Here she is speaking out about pipeline construction:
CBC News did an interview with her earlier this year: