In 1971, Helen Betty Osborne, a 19-year-old Cree student, was abducted, raped and murdered by four young white men. Despite knowing the truth, townspeople refused to help. This is the shocking true story of racism and misguided loyalties, deeply embedded in the heart of a small town.
"It is clear that Betty Osborne would not have been killed if she had not been Aboriginal. The four men who took her to her death from the streets of The Pas that night had gone looking for an Aboriginal girl with whom to "party." They found Betty Osborne. When she refused to party she was driven out of town and murdered. Those who abducted her showed a total lack of regard for her person or her rights as an individual. Those who stood by while the physical assault took place, while sexual advances were made and while she was being beaten to death showed their own racism, sexism and indifference. Those who knew the story and remained silent must share their guilt."
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