‘It just feels so raw’: National Chief RoseAnne Archibald reflects on the papal visit

By Matteo Cimellaro Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Warning: This story contains distressing details. If you require emotional support, please contact the 24-hour Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419. Canada’s National Observer spoke with National Chief RoseAnne Archibald of the Assembly of First Nations about a whirlwind week of apologies, masses and next steps towards reconciliation.This interview was condensed and edited for clarity. Can you begin by giving me your reflections and impressions of the week that just passed? It just feels so raw. Emotions are so high, especially for our survivors who were in these institutions. It just feels like an emotionally intense time. I felt like that in this journey as national chief and as an intergenerational survivor myself. Did you have any conversations with the Pope? What were…

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