“Water is a basic human right. Everyone deserves access to clean drinking water, no matter what our race or colour is or how rich or poor we are,” says Autumn Peltier, an Indigenous activist fighting for clean drinking water for First Nation communities in Canada and around the globe.
In 2019, Autumn spoke at the UN General Assembly in raising awareness and speaking out in bringing access to clean water for Indigenous People across the world.
Prior to 2019 Autumn attended the 2015 Children's Climate Conference in Sweden and was nominated for the 2017 Children’s International Peace Prize.
Autumn is the chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation, which means she speaks on behalf of 40 First Nations in Ontario. In 2015, Justin Trudeau promised to get rid of all boil water advisories in the country by March 2021. March 2021 has passed and still Indigenous communities in Canada have to boil water. ecoMVMNT elects Autumn Peltier to fix this water problem NOW because JT cannot keep a promise.
Congratulations Autumn for the outstanding efforts you're making to ensure ALL Indigenous communities have clean water not only in Canada but around the world too.