Michael Redhead Champagne

Michael Redhead Champagne is working towards a revolution that dismantles harmful systems and builds up new ones based on justice, equity and love. A community leader from Winnipeg’s North End with family roots in Shamattawa First Nation, Michael is host, helper, published author, on-screen personality and sought after public speaker.

Michael believes Indigenous knowledge will save the world and this can be seen in his commitment to Ininew concepts like wahkotowin & mino bimadisiwin. He is actively working on reclaiming his Ininew language and in 2023 started a language nest at the St John’s Public Library. Whether it’s eliminating poverty, ending homelessness or increasing supports for children, youth and families, he is relentless in his pursuit of a more compassionate world.

You can find him speaking out about poverty, politics and reconciliation on social media, podcasts, video projects and in the news. Featured on multiple TEDx Talks, APTN’s Michif Country & First Contact, Michael is also developing a number of storytelling and multi media projects. He loves family friendly jokes, Tetris, Stevie Wonder music and celebrating the successes of others.

Michael’s first children’s book, We Need Everyone, premieres with HighWater Press in January 2024.