There are so many young people in our communities stepping forward to carry the burden of land stewardship, and yet so few ways to honour them. KidsRights.org offers one very spectacular opportunity. Each year they gather nominations from around the world for the Inter national Children’s Peace Prize. According to their website;
On December 4th KidsRights will award the International Children’s Peace Prize 2017. This prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. The nominees of 2017 demonstrate that children are changemakers.
This year there is only one Canadian youngster, but she is a powerful nominee. Autumn Peltier from Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve, is a 13 year old youth advocate for clean and sacred waters and has been recognized as a water protector within her community. Her story is global, powerful, and very representative of our Indigenous youth. Read more here,
CBC Water-Carrier up for International Children’s award