AFN National Chief says police will be probed in MMIW inquiry

NC Bellegarde to law enforcement officials: “prepare yourselves”

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
The head of the Assembly of First Nations put police chiefs on notice Wednesday.

National Chief Perry Bellegarde told a gathering of law enforcement officials from across the country to be prepared for finger-pointing during the upcoming inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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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.