Swampy Cree Tribal Council severs ties with MKO over nuclear waste deal

Seven northern Manitoba chiefs say they’ve lost faith in the grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak.

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Seven northern Manitoba chiefs say they’ve lost faith in the grand chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO).

The fallout comes after MKO’s Grand Chief David Harper signed an agreement with a nuclear waste management organization.

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.