Honouring Our People

On three days in September 2009, families, friends, and survivors came together for the Honouring Our People: Stories of the Internment conference in Burnaby, BC. The conference paid tribute to the Japanese Canadians who experienced racism, alienation, betrayal, restrictions, uprooting and loss during and after WWII. We also acknowledged the resilience and perseverance shown by Japanese Canadians who not only endured, but often prospered after the war. We created the space for a dialogue between generations and gave descendants of survivors the opportunity to learn more about their family’s history. With our book, Honouring Our People: Breaking the Silence, we are hoping to continue the opportunity for dialogue and learning by sharing some of the stories from the conference.

The book is available to purchase from the Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizens' Association (GVJCCA) and is also sold at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre gift shop and at the Nikkei Internment Memorial Centre and at the Village of New Denver. Retail Price: $24.95 + GST. $26.20 with tax. Shipping is extra and cost depends upon location. Please contact us for more information.

Email gvjcca@gmail.com or phone 604.777.5222.  Our office is on the second floor of Nikkei Centre, Room 249, 6688 Southoaks Crescent in Burnaby.  Our admin assistant Mitsuyo is at our GVJCCA office every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

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