Yukon First Nations have mixed feelings about papal visit

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Residential school survivors in the Yukon have mixed feelings about the pope’s visit to Canada next week.

While a large number of residential school survivors from the Yukon will be making the trip to Edmonton this weekend to see the papal apology, many others aren’t interested in attending.

Jessie Dawson, a Kwanlin Dün First Nation councillor and residential school survivor, flew to Edmonton on Friday. She says she’s feeling anxious ahead of the visit, but is hopeful it can bring closure and healing.

“For me personally, I want to go and possibly find some closure to the wrongs that were done to myself and two of my siblings in the past,” said

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