Metis residential day school survivors sue Catholic church, Manitoba

APTN National News
The Catholic church and province of Manitoba are being sued over historic allegations of abuse.

The suit has been filed on behalf of two former day school students who are Metis.

APTN’s Dennis Ward reports there is hope the process will shed light on an untold, dark history many Metis youth suffered.

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.