Melody Crowe is an elder of Alderville First Nation. She studied at Trent University, earning not only her Honours BA in Native Studies, but also numerous prizes. And she has been the recipient of many other awards over the course of her career. She has worked tirelessly for the preservation of Ojibway culture and language for more than 25 years and is currently First Nations Education Liaison for Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Through her company, Aandeg Productions, Melody has produced a variety of materials, dedicated to creating a deeper understanding and appreciation of First Nation culture, knowledge, language and wisdom. And she has published a number of books for young readers learning Ojibwe. In this episode, Word on the Hills is honoured that Melody shared a poem she wrote this past summer.