Grassroots effort to build ‘freedom road’ for First Nation falls short

APTN National News
It was an online fundraising campaign to raise a lofty goal – $10 million.

All to build an all-weather road for Shoal Lake #40.

While falling well short of their goal organizers are happy the campaign kept the issue in the spotlight.

And with a federal election underway they have no plans of letting up.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

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.