Melody McKiver's Ningodwaaswi and Niizh

Marina Thibeault

Chan Centre Dot Com Series

Marina Thibeault performs Melody McKiver’s Ningodwaaswi and Niizh

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A digital production presented by the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts


Performed by violist Marina Thibeault and presented in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples and communities affected by the atrocities committed in Canada’s residential school system, we are sharing a special excerpt of two beautiful pieces of music written by Anishinaabe musician and composer Melody McKiver. 

Ningodwaaswi and Niizh are dedicated to the memory of McKiver’s grandmother Waa’oo Kathleen Bunting-iban, a survivor of the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School in Kenora, Ontario.




Learn more about how to receive or provide support through the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and UBC’s Indigenous Residential School History and Dialogue Centre. You can contact the 24-hour Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419.


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