Minidoka Pilgrimage
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The Minidoka Pilgrimage is scheduled for Thursday-Sunday, 
June 23 - 26, 2016.

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2016 Minidoka Pilgrimage

June 23 - 26  2016 (Thursday - Sunday) 

In 1942, close to 13,000 people of Japanese-ancestry, many of whom were American citizens, were removed from their homes in the Pacific Northwest and sent to a desolate “incarceration camp" near Twin Falls, Idaho.  This summer, the 11th pilgrimage will take place with former incarcerees, their families, and friends - from Seattle, Portland and across the nation - to the former Minidoka Camp in Idaho.  This is an opportunity to learn, share memories, and ask questions about the Minidoka experience.  Consider participating as a way to bring your family together and reconnect with friends.  Participation is limited. -

The 2016 Pilgrimage will include:

In a change from previous pilgrimages, the Minidoka Pilgrimage will be conducting its own educational programming on Friday, June 25th. 

Registration deadline is June 1, 2016. 

Please note that lodging is not included in either the Seattle/Bellevue Package or the Twin Falls Package. Please arrange your lodging accommodations in Twin Falls, Idaho on your own.  Also, Pilgrims in need of services of a personal nature are responsible for arranging for such services prior to registering for the pilgrimage and are encouraged to travel with a companion for such purposes. For more hotel information, go here. 

We will again be offering a SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP for this year's Pilgrims who are over 80 years of age and older, and were imprisoned in any of the American Concentration Camps during WWII.  This scholarship covers the registration fee, hotel, and bus costs (roundtrip bus transportation from Bellevue College to Minidoka) will be waived.  We are grateful to the 2003 Minidoka Remembrance fund and the proceeds from the 2016 Day of Remembrance Taiko Festival for making this opportunity available.  

We also offer a YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP for people over 18 years old to attend the pilgrimage and serve on the Pilgrimage Committee. Applications are due April 15, 2016.

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Pilgrimage Participants at the 2014 Minidoka Pilgrimage