Rags and Riches

Melissa Ridgen digs into a wildly successful Aboriginal-owned investment group, Tribal Councils Investment Group. It was supposed to solve poverty for Manitoba First Nations. TCIG once made profits in the millions. But had to sell off most of their assets. Where’d the money go?

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).