After a young Canadian Aboriginal girl is murdered in 1971, it takes 20 years of inaction and prejudice before the police finally find the real killers. Meanwhile the killers have to live with their own guilt and fear of being caught.
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Michael Mahonen ...
 Lee Colgan (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Dwayne Johnston (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Jim Houghton (2 episodes, 1991)
Diego Chambers ...
 Norm Manger (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Marie (2 episodes, 1991)
Dawn Greenhalgh ...
 Joyce Colgan (2 episodes, 1991)
James B. Douglas ...
 Harold 'Bud' Colgan (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Sherrie Linder (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Angie (2 episodes, 1991)
Monique Mojica ...
 Justine Osborne (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Helen Betty Osborne (2 episodes, 1991)
Richard Blackburn ...
 Ed Kirkby (2 episodes, 1991)
Mary Ann Coles ...
 Raylene Kubiak (2 episodes, 1991)
Roger Dunn ...
 George Kubiak (2 episodes, 1991)
Peter Graham ...
 Curtis (2 episodes, 1991)
Alyson Green ...
 Shannon Houghton (2 episodes, 1991)
Louise Kidney ...
 Sandy Colgan (2 episodes, 1991)
François Klanfer ...
 Mel Freidman (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Marge (2 episodes, 1991)
Nicholas Pasco ...
 Gary (2 episodes, 1991)
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 Rick Colgan (2 episodes, 1991)
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The true story of Helen Betty Osborne, a 19 year old Indian girl who was brutually murdered and slain on November 12, 1971 in The Pas, Manitoba, Canada and nearly taking 20 years for the police to find the four men who murdered her. Written by <Blythe379@cs.com>

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La conspiration du silence  »

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Though the movie was set in The Pas, Manitoba, it was actually filmed in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. See more »

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Excellent portrayal of prejudice against Indians.
8 May 2005 | by (South Dakota) – See all my reviews

Miniseries about the killing of an innocent Indian girl and the entire town that failed to bring the guilty to justice. Set in The Pas, Manitoba, about as far north as civilization goes. The girl leaves home to get an education, but on one night she gets picked up by a carload of rowdy white boys and gets killed and dumped out. Originally shown on the CBC in Canada. It has been shown on Lifetime in the U.S.A. Vintage cars and songs are featured in this. Hypnosis is used to make a cab driver recall a license plate number. Canadian Indians are typically called "wagon burners." Excellent study of crime and white narcissism. You feel sad for the Indian mother who lost her daughter.


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