13-Year-Old Indigenous Girl Has Been Nominated For The International Children’s Peace Prize
11The sudden gain in popularity
Autumn has been hard at her work for a couple of years now but it has been slow. She was unable to gain proper attention at the start. But in the recent few months, her name skyrocketed. She had only 5,000 Instagram followers but now in the span of a few weeks, she had 88,000 followers.
12The Greta Thunberg of Canada
2019 saw the rise of Greta Thunberg. The 16-year old gained international fame when she spoke out at the UN about how the world was in danger due to climate change and how world leaders were not really helping the matter. Thunberg was featured on the cover of Time magazine and was given the title of “next-generation leader”.
Greta was just the first step to empower young people to take a stand and raise their voice against the injustice going on around the world. Since her speech, many other young boys and girls have begun standing up and speaking on matters that revolve around our planet, the environment and resources. Both Greta and Autumn have been fighting for years to have their voices heard.
14The long road ahead
Autumn knows there is a long road ahead of her before they see any significant change. But, with the help of the Internet and a platform to speak her mind like the UN General Assembly, she believes she can make a change. She can spread awareness that everyone has the right to clean water. She can also make people aware that major companies are polluting the water we have.
15Awards and recognition
For her efforts though out 2018, in September 2019 she was nominated for an International Children’s Peace Prize which is a very prestigious award. She was also invited to speak at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit 2018-2019 which is to be held in New York. She is adamant that she can change the way we misuse water bodies and help us protect them before it is too late.