At 13 years old, Autumn is a Anishinaabe-kwe and a member of the Wikwemikong First Nation and an internationally recognized champion for clean water.  She addressed world leaders at the United Nations in 2019 about protecting water.

A fierce advocate for water protection and conservation since the age of 8, Autumn was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2017, 2018 and 2019, and was named Top 30 Under 30 in North America in 2019. In April, 2019 she was named the chief water commissioner by the Anishinabek Nation.