A Launch for Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story


Last evening’s book launch, for award-winning aDavid Robertsonuthor David Alexander Robertson’s newest graphic novel, took place at McNally Robinson Bookstore in Winnipeg. During David’s heartfelt speech in which he talked about the murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada, he issued a challenge to all readers of Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story.

David said,
“The Aboriginal Justice Inquiry talked about the tragedy of inaction when reviewing Helen Betty Osborne’s death and the subsequent investigation. It reveals that many people could have changed things, if they had only spoken up. My challenge to you is to read this book, lend it to somebody, and then talk about it, and spread the truth. If we do it now, one day I hope we won’t have to talk about the changes we can make but the changes that have been made.”

The host, Winnipeg personality, Rosanna DeerchildRosanne Deerchild

The guest speaker, governor general award-winnipeg poet, Katherena VermetteKatherena Vermette

The talented artist and illustrator, Scott B. HendersonScott B. Henderson

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