Kinori Oka holding daughter Nancy Oka; Abbotsford?, BC, circa 1931. Oka Family Collection, NNM 2001.28.2.18.15.
Announcing the new Women of Change: Celebrating Japanese Canadian Leaders project
The Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, in partnership with the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto, is pleased to announce we have been awarded funding from Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP) for our Women of Change: Celebrating Japanese Canadian Leaders project.
“We are grateful for LAC funding that enables us to continue ourdigitization work of rare and important fonds from the JapaneseCanadian community in partnership with the JCCC in Toronto. Withour Women of Change project, we celebrate remarkable yet under-celebrated leaders in our community, and are delighted to be able tooffer diverse and inclusive resources for all.”
Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
This project will bring to light the strength, resilience, and contributions made by scientists, business women, poets, women’s associations, academics, activists, and more including Canada’s first female Asian Canadian judge, Dr. Maryka Omatsu. Work in the archives has begun and we look forward to announcing our progress throughout 2021-2022.
How long I will liveI do not know.I will continue to liveWoman’s historical role.
I-ku-ba-ku noYo-me-i a-ru-ka-waShi-ra-ne-do-moO-n-na no re-ki-shiO-ri-na-shi-te yu-ku