WATER WALKERS

"Grandmother planned to walk around each of the Great Lakes, one by one. She taught me that it is our Ojibway people's custom to watch over and protect the water. I thought about Grandmother's words. I wondered how I could help."

Water Walkers and sequel, Stepping Stones, are award winning picture books about an Ojibway girl whose family members are walking around Lake Superior and Lake Michigan to raise awareness about the harm being done to the Great Lakes. The stories are based on what Native People have been doing for the last 14 years to protect water. Most listeners are amazed by their story. Included are common core state standards, cross curriculum activities, words to know, plus print and web resources.

The Water Walkers books are a tribute to the many Native People who have dedicated themselves to walking miles around each of the Great Lakes, rivers, and waterways to draw attention to the condition of water and responsible usage.