First Nations childrens advocate in Manitoba fasting over “broken” child welfare system

APTN National News
Manitoba’s advocate for First Nations children has set up a teepee and is on a four day fast to bring attention to the province’s “broken” child welfare system.

Cora Morgan started her fast on the front lawn of the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg.

APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.

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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.