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Area of Expertise: Activism
"I've said it once, and I'll say it again: we can't eat money or drink oil."
Autumn Peltier from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario has been engaged in fighting for clean, safe water since she first came across a boil-water advisory in a nearby Anishinaabe community when she was eight years old. Since then she has been an integral part of the global climate movement and has been nominated for the 2019 International Children's Peace Prize by the David Suzuki Foundation.