By Joy SpearChief-Morris, an Indigenous Black Canadian writer, advocate, and retired Team Canada athlete who will be graduating in June from Carleton’s Master of Journalism program.

I sat in the lobby of the Delta Hotel in Quebec City waiting for my interviewees to arrive. They were two sisters, residential school survivors in the city for the Papal Visit preparing to be part of a meeting with Pope Francis the next day.

The sisters had agreed to sit down with me and talk about their experience and how they felt about meeting the Pope. I hadn’t met them before and had only spoken with one of the sisters’ daughters over text.

As I waited, I went over my questions in my notes. I tried to remember the fundamentals of the trauma-informed journalism lecture from our professor, Matthew Pearson, during that past year’s Master of Journalism classes at Carleton University.

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Thursday, June 1, 2023 in ,
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