Vigil held in Winnipeg for Indigenous man slain downtown

Cyril Weenusk, 26, was found dead on Tuesday after police say a fight happened involving several others

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
A family is searching for answers after learning their loved one was killed.

The man from a Northern Manitoba Cree community was found dead in Winnipeg’s downtown.

On Wednesday night, a vigil was held where his body was discovered.


Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.