Author David Alexander Robertson and Artist Madison Blackstone have employed the format of a graphic novel to make this tragic story more accessible to teachers and their students. A teaching guide is available from Portage and Main Press.
There is no good reason why Helen shouldn't be alive today. In 1988 the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry was convened to examine what happened and why. Their conclusion:
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."