Orange Shirt Day - Reading of "Stolen Words" By Melody Crowe


Orange Shirt Day - Reading of "Stolen Words" By Melody Crowe

Melody Crowe, a Mississauga Ojibwe Elder and member of Alderville First Nations has kindly agreed to produce a video for Cramahe Library for both children and adults to mark Orange Shirt Day.

Click Here for the Video (please note the video will be available starting Thursday, September 30th @ 8am)

In this video she reads from "Stolen Words" by Melanie Florence and Gabrielle Grimard. Melody introduces herself and gives a brief account of what we are doing on Orange Shirt Day – acknowledging and honouring the Indigenous Children who endured residential schools in Canada. She then reads from "Stolen Words". Melody also gives us an extra special treat by teaching us how to count from 1 to 10 in the Anishinaabe Ojibwe language. Melody has produced some picture books in the Ojibwe language for children and these are all available at Cramahe Library!

For more information and  resources on Orange Shirt Day visit

Our September Take-Home Craft Kit was also inspired by Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, click here for more details.

Cramahe Library also has Bookmarks available at both Library Branches  with information and reading recommendations on Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We would like to formally recognize the traditional keepers of this land and, specifically, our neighbors of the Alderville First Nation, with a formal territorial acknowledgement. As a municipality, we have a responsibility for the stewardship of the land on which we live and work. Today we acknowledge the Anishnabek, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and Ojibway/Chippewa whose traditional territory we are on.

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