Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker (English and Ojibwa Edition)
The dual language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of The Water Walker, the award-winning story of a determined Ojibwe Nokomis (Grandmother) Josephine-ba Mandamin and her great love for Nibi (water). Nokomis walked 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-ba invites us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations. Review "I would recommend this book for any classroom to learn from this inspirational story. It really is an Anishinaabe Call to Action to challenge everyone to contribute to this vital cause." ― Anishinabek News "...especially and unreservedly recommended for elementary school and community library bilingual collections..." ― Children's Bookwatch: The Bilingual Shelf Book Description The dual language edition, in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) and English, of the story of Nokomis (Grandmother) and her walks to protect our water, and to protect all of us. About the Author Joanne Robertson is AnishinaabeKwe and a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek (White Fish First Nation) in Ontario. She continues to help water walkers through live GPS spotting to make sure they are safe on their journeys.