Chief of Shoal Lake 40 says he didn’t want ‘media circus’ during Trudeau visit

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
The Chief of Shoal Lake 40 says it was his decision to lock out media during this week’s visit by the Prime Minister.

it was the first time a sitting Prime Minister has ever visited the community.

And the chief explains why he wanted to keep it a private affair.

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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.

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