Continuing the conversation about police violence against people of color


A guilty verdict in the murder trial of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin who the world watched, kneel the life out of George Floyd last year, is not the end of the Black/Indigenous Lives Matter movements, nor the end of the discussion about defunding police.

Black Lives Matter Canada’s Sandy Hudson, Native News Online national correspondent Darren Thompson, Saskatchewan columnist Doug Cuthand and Martha Martin, the mother of Chantel Moore, a Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation woman shot dead during a wellness check by Edmundston police New Brunswick, join InFocus Host Melissa Ridgen to discuss the impact of Chauvin’s guilty verdict and where these movements go next.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Metis and award-winning journalist who has spent more than 24 years covering crime, courts, politics, business and entertainment for newspapers in four provinces.
She then joined APTN Investigates in 2009 and APTN National News in 2018 and in that time has garnered numerous awards and nominations including from the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (2013), Canadian Association of Journalists (2016, 2019) and Canadian Screen Awards (2018, 2019).