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Federal funding to support community organizations addressing the impacts of the pandemic

NAJC has become aware of federal funding to support community organizations addressing the impacts of the pandemic. NAJC President Lorene Oikawa attended a meeting with ESDC and the Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat on October 2, 2020 to discuss the funding. The NAJC will be sharing the information with member organizations and other community organizations across Canada....

NAJC Update

To the members of the National Association of Japanese Canadians, we would like to give you this update on things that have transpired over the past month. We have reinitiated the NAJC Newsletter and draw your attention to an update on BC Redress that appeared on this site recently.  Regarding other matters: 2020-2021 National Executive Board...Continue reading

Landscapes of Injustice Book Launch

Landscapes of Injustice is pleased to announce the release of Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians. Including chapters by 11 authors, this book reinterprets the uprooting of Japanese Canadians by focusing on the deliberate and permanent destruction of home through the act of dispossession. Join editor Jordan Stanger-Ross and guests, Audrey Kobayashi, Kaitlin Findlay and Nicholas Blomley as they chat about their involvement in the project and how and what they came to contribute to this volume.Continue reading

NAJC Young Leaders Fund Applications

 Supporting young leaders in Japanese Canadian communities across Canada  Community • Culture • Heritage The Young Leaders Committee of the National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is proud to manage the Young Leaders Fund to support youth across Canada, giving Japanese Canadian youth the opportunity to help realize projects and initiatives. Successful applicants can receive up...Continue reading

NAJC Statement on Black Lives Matter

The National Association of Japanese Canadians supports the call for an end to the violence against Black people. We protest the racism experienced by Black Canadians and Americans which has all too often included their deaths at the hands of law enforcement. We question how this could happen especially in their homes, and jogging and...Continue reading

NAJC Zoom Chats

We hope that you are all coping under the current COVID-19 pandemic. The National Association of Japanese Canadians has incorporated new, on-line programming in this environment and is happy to invite you to join in one of our on-line, virtual “Chat” sessions with some of our community members.   April 23: NAJC Chat with John Ota...Continue reading

NAJC Statement Regarding Wet’suwet’en Territory

The National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC) is alarmed by recent RCMP incursions into the sovereign and unceded territory of the Wet'suwet'en people. We affirm the right of the hereditary chiefs, who hold legal title to their land, to refuse to allow construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline on their territory.Continue reading

Get Involved with your NAJC!

2020 may be the Year of the Rat, but it also signifies a year that will be chock full of activity for the NAJC! All positions on our National Executive Board will be up for election later this year, and a call for nominations will soon be issued.  Aside from those positions, there are numerous...Continue reading

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