Canada History Week
The Anishinaabe woman who walked for water rights
In 2003, Josephine Mandamin began walking around the Great Lakes to raise awareness about water pollution.
Over the course of 14 years, Josephine Mandamin and the group she founded, the Mother Earth Water Walkers, walked an estimated 17,000 km around the Great Lakes, inspiring thousands to participate in water walks in communities across Turtle Island (North America).
Illustration – Kyle Charles
Produced by LeMay Media
Special thanks to Andrew Mandamin and Regina Mandamin