Vern Cheechoo works for Mushkegowuk Council as Director of Lands & Resources. The Mushkegowuk Council is an organization that represents 7 First Nations with a population of 10,000 people, and whose territory comprises approximately 1/5th of Ontario. Vern is a proud member of the Moose Cree First Nation located on the Southern shores of James Bay. Vern has been with Weengushk International Film Festival as the Music Producer since 2017. Vern is a Singer/Songwriter, with multiple nominations for Juno’s, Saskatchewan Country Music Association Awards, and a winner with the Aboriginal Music Awards. Has travelled and played music all across Canada with the likes of Bruce Cockburn, Indigo Girls, Kevin Welch, and many festivals throughout his career as a musician. He is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors, and Publisher’s of Canada.