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Teen activist Autumn Peltier appears at World Economic Forum with criticism for federal politicians – CBC
Anishinaabe water activist on panel in Davos, Switzerland with Greta Thunberg
Jan 21, 2020
Teenage Indigenous water activist Autumn Peltier says she doesn’t feel the Canada’s federal politicians are focused enough on climate change, even after years of her campaigning for them to take action.
The 15-year old, who hails from Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario, shared her dismay at their lack of attention toward the issue while on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday.
Peltier has spent her last eight years putting pressure on politicians to take climate change more seriously, while advocating for clean drinking water in Indigenous communities and serving as the chief water commissioner for the Anishinabek Nation, a political advocacy group for 40 First Nations across Ontario.
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