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Minidoka Pilgrimage

Former incarerees spent nearly 3 years incarcerated at Minidoka and other camps during World War II.  Today, the site continues to hold a mixture of memories and strong emotions - feelings of denial, distrust, shame. There is also keen sense of joy and recognition of the many ways that our community resisted and cared for each other. These actions are sacred. The Pilgrimage is attended by former incarcerees, their family members, friends, and allies. It offers an opportunity to safely revisit the land and the memories amidst family, friends, supporters, and National Park Service officials. Our intent is to honor the first generations of Japanese Americans who suffered most under institutionalized racist laws, to deliver the message of “Never Again,” and to pass on the legacy to anyone who will listen.

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