Minico High school seniors, Rupert Kiwanis scholarship applications are now available. They are awarding 4 different scholarships for students who will be attending an institute of higher education or vocational technology program.
The all-volunteer Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee, based out of Seattle, Wash., organizes the pilgrimage each year. Its members are driven by one simple fact: “Every year, there are fewer and fewer people able to share their stories. We need to hear their stories while we still can, and we need to make sure we continue to share them.
SEATTLE — The Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee has announced that the dates for the 15th annual 2017 pilgrimage will be July 6-9. In 1942, almost 13,000 people of Japanese ancestry living in Washington, Oregon and Alaska, many of whom were American citizens, were removed from their homes and sent to a desolate “concentration camp” near Twin Falls, Idaho.
Minidoka Pilgrimage I’m on my 45 th camping trip, in our 35 th year with Bruce Gregory and Stephen Johnson, and we traveled to the Minidoka Japanese internment camp in Idaho, also called Camp Hunt.
Dale Watanabe (DW): Back in 2009 our Minidoka Pilgrimage Planning Committee (MPPC) discussed ways that we could raise money to help support a new scholarship idea to allow anyone who was incarcerated and over 80 years of age to be able to attend the our annual pilgrimage.
The 11th annual Minidoka Pilgrimage was held from June 25 to June 28, and I joined the event as a scholarship recipient of the committee. On the four-day tour, about 200 participants had the chance to visit Minidoka National Historic Site, a former Japanese American incarceration camp site, and to hear stories from those who were incarcerated, researchers, and activists.
The Pilgrimage is a multigenerational, educational and commemorative event sharing the legacy of the Minidoka “camp” today known as the Minidoka National Historic Site. At this remote location in south central Idaho, over 9.000 Japanese Americans from areas in Oregon, Washington and Alaska were incarcerated without due process from 1942 to 1945.
Minidoka Pilgrimage 2019. from JA Memorial Pilgrimages PRO. 9 months ago. This project was funded, in part, by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.