Japanese-American Exclusion Commemoration is a Reminder of What can Happen on our Idyllic Island

If you didn’t get a chance to attend the March 30th Commemoration or watch the live-stream, Kevin Dwyer, the “Island Wanderer,” provides a good synopsis of the event. Click here to read the blog post.

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Seattle Times Reflects on Its Coverage of the Exclusion

A rare number of media outlets — most notably the Bainbridge Island Review — took a principled stand against incarceration. Others, including The Seattle Times, did not. Eight decades later, Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen called that decision a “low point” in the paper’s history. Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen

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Americans Incarcerated: A Family’s Story of Social Injustice

Part of Executive Order 9066 at EightyMarch 11 – Jun 12, 2022 Camp Harmony Chris Hopkins, 2014 Americans Incarcerated: A Family’s Story of Social Injustice is an evolving collaboration between Jan and Chris Hopkins (Everett, WA) to memorialize the eviction of Japanese Americans during World War II. Executive Order 9066,

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Commemoration Program: 80 Years of Healing

Click on the full screen icon (crossed arrows) to view the full-size program.

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In Memoriam: Glen K. Nakata

BIJAC mourns the loss of Glen Nakata, native Bainbridge Islander, community contributor, and friend. Our hearts go out to the Nakata Family Glen K. Nakata of Bainbridge Island, age 69, went home to be with his Savior in heaven on Dec. 10th, 2021. Glen was born to Kenneth and Yoshiko

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City of Bainbridge Island Proclamation

Proclamation - Nidoto Nai Yoni - Let It Not Happen Again_80th Anniversary of Japanese American Internment

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Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams features over fifty little-known photographs by Ansel Adams (1902–1984) that depict how Japanese Americans bore their treatment at the Manzanar incarceration camp in central California. Taken during World War II, the black and white images were originally published in Adams’ book Born Free and Equal (1944)

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Help Stop the Lava Ridge Wind Project

Minidoka National Historic Site’s historic, natural, and cultural resources are currently being threatened. Magic Valley Energy has proposed the Lava Ridge Wind Project, a 400-unit wind turbine field on 73,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property adjacent to Minidoka, 25 miles northeast of Twin Falls, Idaho. If built,

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Help Pass the Amache National Historic Site Act

Senator Bennet of Colorado has been trying to seek passage of the Amache National Historic Site Act through unanimous consent in the Senate before February 19, our Day of Remembrance. Unfortunately, Senator Lee from Utah has been seeking an amendment requiring an exchange of land for the designation. This is

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Tom Ikeda Stepping Down from Densho

After 26 years at the helm of Densho as the organization’s founding executive director, Tom Ikeda is announcing his pending retirement. From Tom: I turn 66 years old this week and it’s time for me to shift my priorities and spend more time with my family. I am going to

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