The Water Walker

A profile of Autumn Peltier, a 15-year-old Anishinaabe from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island who has been nominated three times for the International Children’s Peace Prize. The film follows Peltier as she prepares to address the United Nations on the right to clean drinking water for the world’s Indigenous communities.

..named the chief water commissioner by the Anishinabek Nation, representing 40 First Nations across Ontario. She was just 14 years old… Indeed, she has taken and embodied that torch. Peltier comes from a long line of water protectors and chiefs — it’s this lineage that propels her.“ June Chua,

Awards and Nominations

TIFF (Toronto), 2020 – Official Selection


James Burns



Film Details

2020, 13 min

Proudly supported by FNTI

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