Pimicikamak Cree Nation devastated by rash of suicides

Father of young girl who committed suicide speaks out

APTN National News
The father of a young girl who recently took her life is urging parents to make sure they hug their children every day.

The teen was laid to rest Sunday in a northern Manitoba community that has been rocked by a rash of suicides.

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.