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Sunshine Tenasco

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Sunshine Tenasco is Anishinabeg, from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Quebec. She is a clean water activist. Sunshine’s website,, 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.


  • Nibi’s Water Song, Short-listed, IODE Toronto Jean Throop Award, 2020
  • Nibi’s Water Song, Long-listed, First Nation Communities READ Award, 2020
  • Nibi’s Water Song, Commended, Indigenous Picture Book Collection, IBBY Canada, 2021
  • Nibi’s Water Song, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Starred Selection, 2020

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