Youth Water Protector, Autumn Peltier Stands Up for Great Lakes
Sixteen-year-old, Greta Thunberg’s climate strike sparked activism and awareness of the climate crisis around the world. Youth in the Great Lakes region are leading on environmental and water issues too. Fifteen years old, Autumn Peltier is a member of the Wikewemikong First Nation and a water protector. Following in her Aunt Josephine Mandamin’s footsteps, she advocates for clean drinking water and waterways for indigenous peoples. Peltier has spoken to the United Nations in 2018 and 2019 sharing the slow progress to help indigenous communities access clean drinking water. Thank you, Autumn, for your leadership.