is the Anishinabek Nation Chief Water Commissioner, a world-renowned water-rights advocate and a leading global youth environmental activist from the Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. Peltier learned about the importance of clean water and respecting the environment from her mother and great-aunt Josephine Mandamin.
In 2018, at the age of thirteen, Peltier addressed world leaders at the UN General Assembly on the issue of water protection. In April 2019, Peltier was appointed Chief Water Commissioner by the Anishinabek Nation and has spoken about the issue of contaminated water on Indigenous reserves in Canada at the United Nations. For her activism, Peltier was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2017, 2018 and 2019.