Broken Promises

September 2020 - June 27, 2021

Grounded in research from Landscapes of Injustice – a 7 year multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, community engaged project, this exhibit explores the dispossession of Japanese Canadians in the 1940s. It illuminates the loss of home and the struggle for justice of one racially marginalized community. The story unfolds by following seven narrators. Learn about life for Japanese Canadians in Canada before war, the administration of their lives during and after war ends, and how legacies of dispossession continue to this day.

Gallery

The exhibit is open 10am - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday.
COVID protocols are in place. The exhibit has a limited capacity of 8 people.
Visit this page often for updates on future programs.

Upcoming events

Check out https://www.landscapesofinjustice.com/

Royal BC Museum RBCM@Home and RBCM@Home (Kids) presents two sessions with Landscapes of Injustice

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12:00-12:30 pm PDT
https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/rbcmhome
Exploring the Broken Promises Museum Exhibit
Broken Promises focusses on the dispossession of property owned by Japanese Canadians and will travel to the Royal BC Museum in 2022.
Dr. Yasmin Amaratunga Railton, co-curator of the Broken Promises exhibit will talk about how the exhibit is told from the perspective of seven Japanese Canadian narrators and how the government policies of dispossession affected all generations of their families.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
11:00-11:30 am PDT
https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/rbcmhome-kidsRegister through this link https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/events/calendar/event/110273/rbcmhome-kids-interior

Into the Interior

Attendees participate in a choose-your-adventure online computer program game that tells the story of a Japanese Canadian teenager’s experience during their internment in the 1940s. This program is geared for ages 9-16 but can be enjoyed by all ages.
Presented by University of Victoria students and creators, Jennifer Landrey, Natsuki Abe and Nathaniel Hayes.

Website

A complementary website that presents the findings of Landscapes of Injustice in an accessible, compelling narrative format.

Self-guided tour app

Download the Broken Promises exhibit tour app for free.
Available for iPhone on the App Store and for Android on the Google Play store.

Matterport 3D Virtual Tour of Broken Promises at NNMCC

Opening commemoration

Watch recording here

This program includes the launch of a Landscapes of Injustice book, knowledge mobilization outputs, and exciting information about digital offerings.

Publication

Purchase your copy of the new publication, Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians, from the NNMCC online shop.

Landscapes of Injustice Archives

Teaching resources

Access Secondary teacher resources online

 

 

7年間にわたる学術研究、および複数の機関とコミュニティが関与した「ランドスケープ・オブ・インジャスティス」。このプロジェクトに基づいた展示は、1940年代の日系カナダ人の財産没収について調べています。また人種差別されたコミュニティが住居を失い、正義を求める葛藤を描きます。 物語は7名のナレーターにより展開され、 戦前の日系カナダ人の生活、戦時中および戦後のそれらの管理、そして没収の余波が今日までどのように続いているかを探ります。

Broken Promises Catalogue

English

ePub | PDF


La brochure Promesses Brisées

Français

ePub | PDF

NOTE: to download ePub files, click on the file. To download PDF files, right click on the link and select "save."

Thank you.

Thank you to our Landscapes of Injustice Partner Institutions: https://www.landscapesofinjustice.com/partner-institutions/ 

This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada.