A community activist in Winnipeg is being recognized by Time magazine.

Michael Redhead Champagne, founder of Aboriginal Youth Opportunities, is featured in an online video and in Time's international print edition.

He's included in a series called Next Generation Leaders.

It profiles 24 young people from around the globe working to make the world a better place.

"The indigenous community has been working so hard over the last number of years to be recognized for all of the strength-based things that we're up to,” said Champagne. “It felt like the world is starting to take note of the positive things that our indigenous community is undertaking. So it was very encouraging."

Of the 24 people selected for recognition by time magazine, Champagne is the only one from Canada or the United States.