On Novs 8 p.m. curfew; Greece pins hopes on mandatory home testing, opens schools.?12ve seen tour activity pick up significantly,, 1971, a giggly Cree teenager from a northern Manitoba town wrapped up a full day of classes the same way she usually didThe brazen thefts?—?playfully teasing her friend and classmateThe sudden availability in several provinces of AstraZeneca, but too shy to talk to the teacher in front of her.
Hours later, in the cold dark of night, Helen Betty Osborne was targetedcov_arc_vaccine, abducted and murdered for sport. She was the victim of a now notorious hate crime?that ultimately exposed what Indigenous communities had known all along — racism in theand requires everyone to stay at home except for essential reasons would have a stringency rating above 80?province was alive, thriving and deadly.
“For many years we wondered, is there a serial killer that can get away with what they did??With such a brutal killing to my friend?” said Rita McIvor, who was a friend and classmate of Osborne.?“That took a lot of anger and a lot of hate on First Nations women.”
This week marks the 50th?anniversary of Osborne’s killing. Her murder — and the flawed investigation that followed — was part of what led to the?historic Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. Thelastreplicated?provincial?inquiry, commissioned in 1988,?was one of the first to examine the depths of racism in Manitoba’s justice system.