Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Amina Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: Japanese Canadian Internment

My project focuses on the impact of the Japanese Canadian Internment. It highlights the tragic event that thousands of Japanese went through during the Second World War. This event is of great significance to our country today.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I found it quite fascinating as Canada was not always as welcoming as it is now. The history of Japanese Canadians have made a profound impact on the reputation of Canada and how we are a multicultural country. This caused many new immigrants, including myself, this is what brought me to canada here today, sharing Canadian history with many others.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

With the history of the Japanese Canadian Internment, it holds much to tell society. Injustice is never the case, what our country needs is equality and acceptance. Through out my whole learning process, I found out many mistakes were made and I personally think we should learn from the past. Things happen for a reason and we need to figure what went wrong in order to have a better future.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

The life I live now and the life of the Japanese Internees are in two opposite scenarios. Our society doesn't face upon much negative energy as to time in war. Many of our lives depend on how the Japanese and the government reacted to internment. Though war and discrimination are not what we promote, that is how it led us ending up here today.

  • ce tsang

    Well done!
    09/07/2014 8:13:07 PM

  • javin

    Amazing job Amina!
    28/06/2014 5:16:42 PM

  • leanne

    Good luck Amina. Your video was very descriptive and taught me so much. I also love your editing, great job!
    28/06/2014 5:05:45 PM

  • Hannah 2014 Young Citizens

    I love your video! It is very informative and I learned bunch from it! Your effects were so good and I couldn't keep my eyes off of your video! Good luck!

    — Hannah J – 2014 Young Citizen

    25/06/2014 8:31:20 PM

  • rachelmokonen

    Wow, amazing job Amina. Such a high quality video and it has taught me a lot about our past. Good luck!
    25/06/2014 7:47:59 PM

  • Miles Chen

    Good job, Amina!
    23/06/2014 2:53:22 PM

  • Amy

    Aren't you the person who did Japanese Internment at the regional fair? Your board and this video is obviously high quality!!! Good luck!!!

    — Amy L – 2014 Young Citizen

    22/06/2014 12:47:58 AM

  • Jonas Sherlock

    Good Luck
    18/06/2014 11:18:37 AM

  • David Wong

    Nicely done Amina!
    17/06/2014 10:55:14 PM

  • Janice 2014 Young Citizen

    I really liked your video. Great job on it! Good luck!

    — Janice T – 2014 Young Citizen

    14/06/2014 5:57:54 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.