Shoal Lake pushing to be part of human rights museum

According to APTN’s Dennis Ward meetings between the chief and museum officials are underway.

APTN National News
Just before the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights recently members of Shoal Lake rallied to be heard.

They want to be seen too – as a regular exhibit at the museum.

For over 100 years residents of the Manitoba First Nation, about 200 km east of Winnipeg, have been living in forced isolation.

There’s no running water or sewage.

According to APTN’s Dennis Ward meetings between the chief and museum officials are underway.

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.