Autumn Peltier, Anishinabek Nation Chief Water Commissioner & Clean Water Activist
In April 2019, at the age of 14, Autumn Peltier became the chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation. We interviewed her and featured her on the cover of the Women of Influence Fall 2019 issue, and since our first encounter, the now 15-year-old clean water activist has gained an overwhelming amount of support and international recognition for her advocacy. She is not a newbie in the environmental movement, however; her fight for clean water in Indigenous communities began at the tender age of eight. At such a young age Autumn is already a powerhouse in the fight to protect water in Canada, and she is just getting started.