Toronto, Ontario

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Harbourfront Centre | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017  

The Water Walker

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

The Water Walker

Nokimis – our grandmothers – walk to protect our water, and to protect all of us. The Water Walker tells the true story of the determined Ojibwe Grandmother Josephine Mandamin who has walked around all of the Great Lakes to raise awareness for the protection of Nibi – water – our most precious resource.

  • Children's | Enfants

Joanne Robertson

Joanne Robertson is AnishinaabeKwe and a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She received her Fine Arts degree from Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig. She founded the Empty Glass for Water campaign to bring attention to the drinking water crisis in Indigenous communities. She works as a research assistant at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre and continues to support the water walks. Joanne lives near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.