The Water Walker

Written and Illustrated by Joanne Robertson

Published in 2017 by Second Story Press (Links to an external site.)

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:

Visit Joanne Robertson’s bio page (Links to an external site.) and read more about her here (Links to an external site.).

Learning More About the Book:

 Read these reviews of The Water Walker here (Links to an external site.)here (Links to an external site.)here (Links to an external site.), and here (Links to an external site.).

 Building Background Knowledge:

 Visit the Mother Earth Water Walk website (Links to an external site.).

Learn about other Indigenous women who are advocating for clean and protected water (Links to an external site.).

Learn more about Josephine Mandamin (Links to an external site.).

Read about Joanne Robertson and Josephine Mandamin here (Links to an external site.) and here (Links to an external site.).

Visit Joanne Robertson’s Empty Glass for Water Campaign site (Links to an external site.).

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