Calls for residential school memorial day in Manitoba

APTN National News
A rally in Winnipeg Friday called on all political parties in Manitoba to recognize the residential school experience as an act of genocide.

It also called for June 2 to be a provincial memorial day.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.


Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Métis 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 a 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.