The Water Walker by Joanne RobertsonThe Water Walker by Joanne Robertson

The Water Walker

byJoanne Robertson

Hardcover | September 5, 2017

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The story of a determined Ojibwe Grandmother (Nokomis) Josephine Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walks to raise awareness of our need to protect Nibi for future generations, and for all life on the planet. She, along with other women, men, and youth, have walked around all the Great Lakes from the four salt waters, or oceans, to Lake Superior. The walks are full of challenges, and by her example Josephine invites us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations.
Joanne Robertson is AnishinaabeKwe and a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She received her Fine Arts degree from Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig. She founded the Empty Glass for Water campaign to bring attention to the drinking water crisis in Indigenous communities. She works as a research assistant at the Shingwa...
Title:The Water WalkerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:36 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.2 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:Second Story PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1772600385

ISBN - 13:9781772600384


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An important book for kids AND their parents This is a true story about a remarkable woman (authored and illustrated by a remarkable woman) whose message is too important to be ignored. We as adults aren't doing enough to protect the water - I hope this book can inspire our children to do so.
Date published: 2017-10-25

Editorial Reviews

"The simple text and colourful pictures are the perfect medium to convey the urgency of the Water Walkers' initiative. Teachers and students can use [the] story to park and ignite their own activism around water protection." - Joe Restoule General, OCT - Professionally Speaking - 20180601