Many thanks to Angela Schweinitz of 105.5 Hits FM Radio in the North Durham and Kawartha Lakes Regions for sharing her interview with Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Cultural Coordinator, Matthew Stevens. Angela spoke to Matthew in November 2021 about his family and National Aboriginal Veteran’s Day. We’d like to express our thanks to Matthew for granting us permission to share his words.
Interviewing Matthew for the show was incredible. His depth of insight and appreciation for those who have gone before him who fought loyally even though they were victims of oppression themselves is nothing short of amazing. Being able to talk to him around National Aboriginal Veterans Day about the bravery and sacrifice of his family members from where he is from, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, was my honour. I understand that Matthew is Cultural Coordinator at Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.
— Angela Schweinitz