OUR DRUMBEAT

OUR VOICES

Jamie-Lee McKenzie

Jamie-Lee McKenzie

She has a passion for producing awesome radio and telling stories! Jamie-Lee began her career in media as a freelance writer in 2015. She completed her Masters of Media in Journalism and Communications degree from Western University and it was there that she discovered her love for radio. In 2017, Jamie-Lee started with CBC radio in Whitehorse followed by Winnipeg and Sudbury. During her time at CBC she was a radio producer and reporter. In late 2019, Jamie-Lee returned to Kebaowek First Nation as the Station Manager for Drumbeat Radio!

Neil Pariseau

Neil Pariseau

Neil Pariseau has always been a fan of entertainment. At fifteen he started as a high school DJ and quickly developed a hunger for the performing arts. He began volunteering within his community as a public speaker and was able to land his first official gig as the host of Kipawa Countryfest. He also appeared on TVCTK’s Christmas telethon as the on camera host and is currently the technical director for this event. Neil has worked as a sound engineer with a concert production company for five years now, touring Ontario with bands such as Blue Rodeo, The Trews, The Sheepdogs, Walk off the Earth and Billy Talent. Having a “go and get it” attitude is something that Neil attributes to his success in the entertainment field. With his positive attitude towards his work, the opportunities began to develop into much bigger avenues.

In 2016, Neil had his first opportunity to go into the world of radio. Using his production experience he began working with local radio stations as a technician, producing live in-studio artists to on-air broadcasts with perfect clarity and efficiency.

In early 2020, Neil became the host of “Mornings with Neil” for
Kebaowek First Nation’s Drumbeat Radio.

OUR HISTORY

Kebaowek: a place where you get off or disembark.

Kebaowek First Nation is an Algonquin community located 10 kilometers west of the town of Temiscaming, on the bank of Lake Kipawa. Members began moving to the reserve in 1973 and in 1976 Kebaowek became and official Indian Reserve. The community has gone through two name changes, in 1993 the community became known as Eagle Village First Nation-Kipawa and in 2016 the name was changed to Kebaowek First Nation.

The community has been working towards a radio station for many years and in 2019 Kebaowek received the official license from the CRTC and Drumbeat Radio was created.