melody by john paille

Melody McKiver’s is the composer for Reckoning.

Melody’s maternal grandmother Kathleen attended Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School along with the older siblings in her family of 10. The younger children of Kathleen’s generation attended Pelican Falls Indian Residential School. Kathleen was never given the right to raise any of her four children, who were all born at the height of the Sixties Scoop era. Kathleen passed away following a lumber camp accident in Northwestern Ontario in the 1970s, and never lived to meet any of her grandchildren.