Even at the age 13 years old, Autumn Peltier speaks with wisdom and passion.
Peltier already has many years of experience behind her.. including meeting the Prime Minister, attending the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly, and now she’s been nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.
The 151 nominees for the International Children’s Peace Prize were recently announced and the only Canadian candidate is Peltier.
Peltier has been advocating for clean drinking water since she was about 8 years old and is already considered a water protector
This award was launched in 2005, it’s awarded to a child who has worked to improve lives around the world.
The young Anishinaabe teen from Wikwemikong First Nation had a chance to speak Prime Minister Trudeau, saying “I’m very unhappy with the choices you’ve made.” Trudeau responded with “I understand that” and promised her he will protect the water.
Peltier has already taken many stands including a shutdown of highways across Canada for an hour on December 5th, to promote protection.
“You were only given one planet. And we’re destroying it, she pleaded. “It’s not just in North America where we need clean drinking water, it’s all over the world.”
Watch her powerful video down below.