Nibi is Water

Nibi is Water is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Joanne Robertson.

Joanne Robertson, translated by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse

Written and illustrated by Joanne Robertson, Nibi is water and water is life. A first conversation about the importance of Nibi — which means water in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) — and our role to thank, respect, love and protect it.

Babies and toddlers can follow Nibi as it rains and snows, splashes or rows, drips and sips. Written from an Anishinaabe water protector's perspective, the book is in dual language — English and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe). (From Second Story Press)

Joanne Robertson is AnishinaabeKwe and a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She is the founder of the Empty Glass for Water campaign, which draws attention to the ongoing drinking water crisis in Indigenous communities across Canada.

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