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Melanie Florence is of Cree and Scottish descent and currently lives in Toronto with her family. She is the author of the OLA Best Bets award winning book RIGHTING CANADA’S WRONGS: RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS, MISSING NIMAMA, which was awarded an Honourable Mention by the OLA, THE MISSING, ONE NIGHT, and JORDIN TOOTOO: THE HIGHS AND LOWS IN THE JOURNEY OF THE FIRST INUK TO PLAY IN THE NHL, which was chosen as an Honor Book by The American Indian Library Association. She is also the recent winner of the inaugural Second Story Press Aboriginal Writing Contest with her picture book STOLEN WORDS, which will be published in Fall 2016. As a freelance journalist, Melanie’s byline has appeared in magazines including Dance International, Writer Magazine, Parents Canada, and Urban Male Magazine. 

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