Moose Cree’s Nathan Cheechoo almost did not enter the Aboriginal Idol contest in Sudbury, which took place on Aboriginal Day.
A nine-hour journey and two songs later, the 26-year-old emerged as the victor in the performance contest, beating out nine other contestants.
Cheechoo, who has five children and step-children, said he was worried about being out of practice after years of not performing live and finding the time to rehearse. He also never entered a music competition.
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