It's become crystal clear that we need to change our approach to tackling the climate crisis, to work in collaboration with Indigenous Peoples, Nations and knowledge keepers. As historic stewards of nature, they have rich insights, expertise, and perspectives to share about how we might move forward.
But that doesn't just mean collaborating with Indigenous elders or scientists. We also need to listen to and learn from Indigenous youth who will be the stewards of the future. That's why I'm so excited to have Autumn Peltier join me on the show. She's the Chief Water Commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation and an Indigenous rights and water activist who's been using her voice to pursue justice since she was eight years old.
In the last 10 years, she's addressed Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoken at the UN General Assembly and World Economic Forum, been shortlisted for the International Children's Peace Prize four times and featured in Maclean's top 50 Canadian power list. She's also received multiple honours and awards and recently released her first documentary, The Water Walker, produced by Seeing Red Six Nations on HBO Canada.
In this episode, she shares her experience growing up learning to care for the water and the land, connects justice issues like water rights and violence against Indigenous women and inspires hope for new and better collaboration in the future.
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