Nibi's Water Song
Clean drinking water is a human right! Nibi is determined to make clean water available for all to drink.
Determination, teamwork and perseverance together bring clean water for Nibi and all her friends.
Nibi is the Anishinaabemowin word for "water". In Nibi's Water Song, an Indigenous girl is on the search for clean water to drink. Though she is faced with repeated obstacles, Nibi's joyful and determined energy becomes a catalyst for change and action as her community and government rally around her to make clean drinking water available for all. In a story perfectly levelled for young readers, there is a strong underlying message that even when a problem seems too large to face, every bit that everyone does helps.
About the Author/Illustrator
Sunshine Tenasco is Anishinabeg, from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec, Canada. She is a clean water activist. Sunshine's website, www.herbraids.com, sells the beaded pendants Sunshine makes, with a portion of the profits going to the David Suzuki Blue Dot campaign, which supports the right to a clean environment. She is a mother of four, and Nibi's Water Song is her first book. Chief Lady Bird is a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First Nation, who is currently based in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from OCAD University in 2015 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Indigenous Visual Culture. Through her art practice, Chief Lady Bird uses street art, community-based workshops, digital illustration and mixed media work to challenge the lens that Indigenous people are often viewed through. She was the recipient of the Donna McLean Award for Portraiture and Life Study in 2015; and known across Turtle Island for her murals.