Kapawe’no First Nation – At Kapawe’no Nêhiyawak School, music is a harmonious blend of tradition and individual talent. Each week, one student stands out, embodying the essence of both musical skill and Nêhiyawak culture. This week, that honor goes to Jaze Courtoreille, the Muskwak Music Performer of the Week.
Jaze’s dedication to music is palpable in his mastery of multiple instruments—guitar, drums, and ukulele. His commitment goes beyond the music sheets, deeply rooted in the Nêhiyawak way of life. Guided by the 7 Sacred Teachings, he brings passion to his music that resonates with the spiritual and cultural values of our Nation.
Under the guidance of teachers like Mr. Fred Mack, Jaze is becoming a better musician; he’s evolving into a well-rounded individual who respects and carries forward the wisdom of the Nêhiyawak. His consistent attendance and remarkable attitude in both classroom and community settings exemplify the principles upon which our First Nation Collegiate Music Academy is built.
As we celebrate Jaze as the Performer of the Week, we also celebrate a future that promises to be rich in musical and cultural heritage. He stands tall for other young students, motivating them to dive into their own musical journeys while honoring their Nêhiyawak way of life. Jaze plays a significant role in ensuring that our ancestral rhythms will continue to be heard for generations to come.
Last modified: October 28, 2023