Helen Betty Osborne, known as Betty to her closest friends and family, dreamed of becoming a teacher. She left her home to attend residential school and high school in a small town in Manitoba. On November 13, 1971, Betty was abducted and brutally murdered by four young men. Initially met with silence and indifference, her tragic murder resonates loudly today. Betty represents one of almost 1,200 Indigenous women in Canada who have been murdered or gone missing.
Note: Given the sensitive nature of the content in Betty, it may not be suitable for all readers. It is recommended that Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story should be considered for students in Grade 9 or above. A Teacher’s Guide to Student Inquiry is available for FREE to teachers wishing to utilize the graphic novel in the classroom.