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Manitoba novel aims to change perceptions about missing and murdered women

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba graphic novel is aiming to change the way the next generation sees missing and murdered indigenous women.

READ MORE: New graphic novel on infamous Manitoba murder from 1971

Author David Alexander Robertson depicts the story of 19-year-old Helen Betty Osborne who was abducted as she was walking home in the Pas in 1971 and killed.

The graphic novel, titled Betty, was showcased on Global’s Morning News Friday, November 13th.

Robertson believes this was one of the first times Canada realized the violence indigenous woman face every day.

He hopes this graphic novel will help people learn more about how Aboriginal people are treated in the justice system.

Robertson will be on Global’s Morning News Friday.

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With files from the Canadian Press.

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