Hundreds of First Nation, Metis children have died in Manitoba over past 5 years: Child Advocate

More than 160 children died in Manitoba last year and many of them have been involved in the children welfare system at one point in their lives.

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More than 160 children died in Manitoba last year and many of them have been involved in the children welfare system at one point in their lives.

90 percent of these children were First Nation and Metis.

This is according to a report released by the Manitoba Child Advocate in Winnipeg outlining child deaths in the province over the past five years.

APTN’s Dennis Ward reports.

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.

1 thought on “Hundreds of First Nation, Metis children have died in Manitoba over past 5 years: Child Advocate

  1. Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta have horrid racism against the Natives. This is problem that needs to be address, and it’s long over-due. We are weeks away from 2015.

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