Nibi is Water

Nibi is Water


Written and Illustrated by Joanne Robertson

Nibi is water and water is life.

A first conversation about the importance of Nibi—which means water in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe)—and our role to thank, respect, love, and protect it. Babies and toddlers can follow Nibi as it rains and snows, splashes or rows, drips and sips. Written from an Anishinaabe water protector’s perspective, the book is in dual language—English and Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe).


About the Author

Joanne Robertson is AnishinaabeKwe and a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She continues to help water walkers through live GPS spotting to make sure the water is safe on their journeys. Joanne lives near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

Product Information

  • Release: April 14, 2020

  • $10.95 Hardcover with Jacket

  • 28 Pages

  • 7 x 7

  • Board Book

  • Ages 0-3 / Preschool

  • ISBN: 9781772601329


  • Character Education
    > Strong Female Role Models

  • Environmentalism

  • History & Social Studies
    > Canadian History
    > First Nations & Indigenous Peoples
    > Social Justice