Autumn Peltier gets international award

MONACO — Autumn Peltier has been given national recognition by the Prince Albert II Foundation.

The Planetary Health Awards were distributed at the Salle des Princes Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on October 29.

Peltier was one of three winners for the Planetary Health Awards — recognizing advocacy and achievement in Water, Biodiversity and Climate Change.

Peltier is the Chief Water Commissioner to the Anishnabek Nation and has been recognized internationally for her commitment to providing safe drinking water for indigenous people in Canada.

“Thank you the FPA2 for this acknowledgment for what I have been doing for half my life. I am convinced in doing this since one day I will be an ancestor and I want my grandchildren to know that I used my voice to help Indigenous children to access to clean drinking water,” said Peltier, on receiving her award.

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