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Title:Stolen Words
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Stolen Words by Melanie Florence, Gabrielle Grimard

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Stolen Words The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language Cree he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again This sensitive beautifully illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada s residential school system which separated young Indigenous children from their families

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Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools: The Devastating Impact on Canada's Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Findings and Calls for Action, Rez Runaway, Stolen Words, Jordin Tootoo: The Highs and Lows in the Journey of the First Inuit to Play in the NHL, The Missing, He Who Dreams, Zero Future, One Night, Missing Nimama, Glass Gardens: Easy Terrariums, Aeriums, and Aquariums for Your Home or Office
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