Mushkegowuk Council (pointed: ᐅᒪᐡᑫᑯ ᐅᑭᒫᐎᐎᐣ (omashkeko okimāwiwin); unpointed: ᐅᒪᐡᑫᑯ ᐅᑭᒪᐎᐎᐣ), or officially as the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, is a non-profit regional chiefs' council representing Cree First Nations in northern Ontario, Canada. The council, located in Moose Factory, Ontario provides advisory services and program delivery to its eight member nations.
According to their own website, the Mushkegowuk Council state their mission as "To respond to and carry out the collective will of all Mushkegowuk members. We are committed to providing responsible and accountable political leadership. The Mushkegowuk Council is dedicated to providing quality, equitable and accessible support and advisory services to respond to and meet the social, economic, cultural, educational, spiritual, and political needs of First Nations, thereby improving the quality of life for our people."
The council is made up of a representing chief from each of the eight member communities. The chiefs provide political direction to the organization in its strategic planning, government relations and policy development. To assist in these activities, the council maintains a political and advocacy staff to support its efforts in helping their communities to prosper. In turn, the council is a member of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a tribal political organization representing the majority of Treaty 5 and Treaty 9 First Nations in northern Ontario.
The council's current grand chief is Jonathon Solomon. Musician Lawrence "Wapistan" Martin has also previously served as grand chief.
Member First Nations
- Attawapiskat First Nation
- Chapleau Cree First Nation
- Fort Albany First Nation
- Kashechewan First Nation
- Missanabie Cree First Nation
- Moose Cree First Nation
- Taykwa Tagamou Nation
- Weenusk First Nation
- Trick or Treaty?, a documentary film about Treaty 9, featuring Council Grand Chief Stan Louttit