13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Has Been Nominated For The International Children’s Peace Prize
The world is dying is an understatement. By the world, we mean the human race. Planet earth has been floating around this universe for billions of years and has experienced millions of catastrophes. After a few hundred years, the earth will recover but all living life on it will not.
This is why many young voices are standing up to spread awareness and to educate people on how they can save the only planet they have that can sustain life. Today, we’re going to meet a young woman who at the age of 13 has been spreading awareness on why everyone has the right to clean water.
1Age is just a number
When we talk about children of ages between 10-15, what is the most common thing you can think of? They’d be running around and playing or getting ready for high school but not all children are the same. Not every child at the age of 13 is doing what every other 13-year-old is doing.
This is the story of Autumn Peltier who is an Anishinaabe-kwe and a member of the Wikwemikong First Nation. At the tender of just 13, she is also widely known and internationally recognized as an advocate for clean water. She was even given the nickname of “water warrior” for her speeches and actions to raise awareness of her cause.
She is fighting for the right to protect sacred water sources around the world and also to provide clean water to places that do not get any. This is a very admirable cause as the level of drinking water is going down every year and not many people are aware that major companies want to pollute sacred water sources.
4The ‘Water Warrior’
Autumn has been fighting for the protection of sacred water bodies and the right to clean water for everyone. These are incredible causes to get behind as our resources on this planet are diminishing and we’re not really doing anything to protect them. She has given many speeches about this issue and began her campaign at the age of just 8.
She was soon becoming a speaker that everyone wanted to listen to. She also gained national as well as international notice when she confronted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a meeting of the Assembly of First Nations. The meeting made headlines and she was soon seen as the voice for clean water.