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Landscapes of Injustice Project – Call for records

The Nikkei National Museum is a partner in the exciting Landscapes of Injustice seven-year multi-sector interdisciplinary project to uncover and tell the history of the forced sale of Japanese-Canadian-owned property during the Second World War.

We are looking for any evidence of sale or expropriation such as land deeds, letters from the custodian, lists of chattels entrusted to the custodian, case files from the Bird Commission, returned life insurance policies, rental agreements, farm appraisals, custodian case files from Library and Archives Canada, maps, photographs, directories, lists of people in communities pre-war, in camps, post war, and research done on the topic.   We recognize these documents are archival treasures and some may be deeply buried in the backlog, but we need your help. 

If you think you might have something to contribute, please contact:  Lisa Uyeda, Collections Manager at or 604 777-7000 X 140, or Linda Kawamoto Reid, Research Archivist or 604 777-7000 X 111. 

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Lisa Kiyomi Uyeda (MAS)