First Nations Teen Nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize

First Nations Teen Nominated for International Children’s Peace Prize

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 11th, 2017 Last Updated on: October 11th, 2017

Congratulations to Autumn Peltier for being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize! In case you haven't heard about this remarkable young lady, she is from the Wikwemikong First Nation and has been very outspoken on environmental issues.

From her profile on the nominee's website:

Autumn, 13 years old, lives in Canada, and has been advocating for “sacred water” for the last two years. She attended the Children's Climate Conference in Sodertalje, Sweden, where she delivered her message about the importance of clean drinking water. The Assembly of First Nations Youth Council passed a resolution supporting Autumn's advocacy with the creation of a fund to assist First Nations people across Canada dealing with water crises. Her work continues with talks and presentations to young people and First Nations communities across her territories. Autumn also makes bracelets to raise money for a First Nation community with no clean drinking water. She hopes to finish school, travel and study law and political science so that she can advocate for her people at a higher level in the future.

Here she is speaking out about pipeline construction:

CBC News did an interview with her earlier this year:

For more information on the International Children's Peace Prize and all the nominees, please visit https://childrenspeaceprize.org/homepage

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Christine Mason

I would like to purchase one of Autumn’s bracelet’s as a gift to my Grand daughter. Might I see a picture of it also.
I think what Autumn is doing will help bring awareness to the earth’s water situation. Keep up the good work.

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