Sustainable Workforce Development Network

Building Sustainable Career Pathways

Walter Walker
The grandniece of Josephine Mandamin–an Anishinaabe First Nations elder who started the Water Walk movement—Autumn Peltier has activism in her blood. Still in her teens, she has been a powerful voice for Indigenous people everywhere, calling on world leaders to protect precious water resources that are threatened by drilling for oil pipelines and climate change. She has especially held her own government in Canada accountable, and famously told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that she was “very unhappy” with the choices he had made regarding First Nations lands. She continues to talk the talk and walk the walk every day for water rights around the world.