Written and Illustrated by Joanne Robertson
Published in 2017 by Second Story Press
One day an ogimaa told Josephine Mandamin, “In my lifetime, the day will come when an ounce of water costs more than an ounce of gold” and asked her, “What are you going to do about it?” Her response was to gather a group of women and form the Mother Earth Water Walkers.
The Water Walker tells the story of Josephine Mandamin and the Mother Earth Water Walkers through a child’s perspective. The colourful illustrations and engaging text celebrate the activism of the water walkers and inspire readers to take action to protect our water.
Introducing the Author and Illustrator:
Learning More About the Book:
Building Background Knowledge:
Visit the Mother Earth Water Walk website.
Learn about other Indigenous women who are advocating for clean and protected water.
Learn more about Josephine Mandamin.
Visit Joanne Robertson’s Empty Glass for Water Campaign site.