Little Saskatchewan flood evacuees say band council left them abandoned

Evacuees say chief and council have used them as media event backdrops

APTN National News
Some flood evacuees from a Manitoba First Nation say they’ve been left to fend for themselves.

Little Saskatchewan is one of four communities flooded out in 2011 and many from there are still displaced.

Some of them say there is no communication coming from their chief and council and they accuse their leadership of using evacuees as backdrops at media events.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has this 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.

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