APTN Investigates: Disastrous Relief


Two thousand First Nations people left homeless when the Manitoba government flooded their homes to save Winnipeg.

It’s been well over two years and they’re still living out of suitcases in hotels and rental homes far from their communities.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Melissa is a proud Red River Métis 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).