Nibi Emosaawdang / The Water Walker is a celebration of a determined Ojibwe grandmother Nokomis Josephine and her love for water nibi. After being told about the state of the world’s water and that she needed to do something about this, Nokomis was unsettled. Then she has a dream and the next morning calls her sister and women friends over to talk an idea she has. She and her friends walk 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 challenges us all to take up our responsibility to protect our water, the giver of life, and to protect our planet for all generations. Ojibwe author and illustrator Joanne Robertson is a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She has written and illustrated this Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) / English edition. The translations are by Shirley Williams and Isadore Toulouse. The Water Walker in English was selected in the Children’s Category Longlist for First Nation Communities READ 2018.