Michael Redhead Champagne
Michael Redhead Champagne inspires every time he speaks to an audience or brings his pen to the page. An Ininew public speaker, writer, community advocate and on-screen personality, his storytelling connects communities across North America and around the world. Michael’s commitment to action and solutions comes from his experiences growing up in Winnipeg’s North End, his identity as a member of Shamattawa First Nation and his connection to the child welfare system. He aims to walk his talk, revolutionize harmful systems and ensure those with lived experience design, deliver and evaluate any initiative that affects them.
Woven through his work, you’ll find the teaching of mino bimadisiwin, an Ininew phrase that roughly translated means “the good life.” This teaching and many others are reflected as he engages audiences with laughter and optimism while encouraging people to build bridges to address our most urgent challenges. His continued exploration and celebration of Indigenous cultures affirm how these philosophies have nurtured generations past and hold solutions for contemporary social issues. Michael believes that from sustainability to wellness to governance, Indigenous knowledge will save the world.
His message is one of honouring relationships, appreciating gifts and taking action. Michael’s work educates and inspires leaving people ready to move the necessary mountains to help themselves and their communities. Regularly sought after by the news media, social media content creators and podcasts for his inspiring, action-oriented take on the topics affecting youth and families. Featured on multiple TEDx Talks, APTN’s Michif Country & First Contact, Michael is also developing a number of storytelling projects to expand his hosting experience. His first children’s book, We Need Everyone, premieres with High Water Press in September 2022.
Michael's work on-stage, on-screen, on the page and in the community continue to build towards a revolution rooted in love, equity and justice.