Exiles in Our Own Country - Niagara, Canada

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Fev 202423 Jul 20241

Lincoln Museum and Cultural Centre
3800 Main Street
Jordan Station, Ontario, L0R 1S0

Official Opening Friday, February 23 from 6 - 8 PM (registration not required)

Lincoln County Museum and Cultural Centre 

This exhibit is part two of a project inspired by Exiles in Our Own Country, Japanese Canadians in Niagara by Addie Kobayashi, a nisei, community historian. Part one, a Museums Canada digital website launched two years ago: 


Addie was dedicated to ensuring the story of Japanese Canadians arriving in Niagara was not misunderstood as a story of new immigrants, she mobilized the community with the help of Tom Matsushita to author this book of insightful oral history interviews published in 1999. What distinguishes these oral histories, is the intentional structure which brings to light, the essence of what it meant to be dispossessed and uprooted into a hostile environment. 

The Toronto NAJC has been closely involved with the Exiles project. Last spring the Toronto NAJC hosted a reception and artist talk for artist Emma Nishimura. We were struck by how she incorporated her family history of internment into her art and suggested her work would make a compelling companion piece to the Exiles exhibit. We think you will appreciate the artistry, sensibility, and care of Emma's solo exhibit Generations of an Archive which runs concurrently. 

Please share this information with those you know who spent time in the Niagara region. Many JC families passed through the Niagara region in the 1940s and were farm, factory, and domestic workers. 

Note that a JC Wellness Outreach worker will be available to assist Survivors with applying for Survivor Grants.

Full details are at www.jcwellness.org
The Toronto NAJC Board
Elders Council
Next Generation- Youth Council

Learn more about how the book was realized and its author, Addie Kobayashi.

The Toronto NAJC operates on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg,the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations,Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledges that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.





Masaji . Atualizado em Fev 19, 2024 9:17 a.m.


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