Manitoba adopts Jordan’s Principle to help First Nations children

APTN National News
The motion that introduced Jordan’s Principle to Canada was voted on in the House of Commons in 2007.

It was passed unanimously by members of Parliament after Jordan River Anderson, a First Nations boy in Manitoba died in hospital while Canada and the province fought over who would pay for his nursing at home.

But implementing the plan to put First Nations children on the same footing as off-reserve kids is taking more time.

APTN’s Dennis Ward now on Manitoba’s plan.

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.