I was really excited to find out that I’d been nominated for a book award via phone call a little while ago. Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story (illustrated by Scott B. Henderson) has been nominated for Best Creative Non-Fiction Book all the way from Billings, Montana! Check out the list right here. More about this […]
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Well, after a lot of hard work, and not just by me but the entire team, including my man Scott B. Henderson, Betty: The Helen Betty Osborne Story launched on June 2, 2015 at McNally Robinson Booksellers (which is the best bookstore in the world). I was honoured to have my friends, Rosanna Deerchild and Katherena […]
Yesterday I visited a school in Winnipeg called Ecole Leila North Community School. It was their “treaty days” and they’d had a number of great speakers like my friend Kevin Lamoureux. I had the opportunity to speak to two groups of students, and in each group there were around thirty or so students. One of […]
Early in the morning on a bitterly cold day, a teenage boy who had been following rabbit tracks found Helen Betty Osborne’s body. She’d been stabbed 57 times, and beaten so badly that her face was unrecognizable. It was November 13, 1971.
The issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada is important to me, and has become more important over the years as I raise three daughters with my wife, Jill Robertson. From writing The Life of Helen Betty Osborne and having the opportunity to visit classrooms and speak at conferences and festivals across this […]