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.


The exhibit is open 10am - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday.
COVID protocols are in place. The exhibit has a limited capacity of 8 people.
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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.


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


ePub | PDF

La brochure Promesses Brisées



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: 

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