As letters of support come in, we have not been able to do them proper justice in the
format we first adopted.

From now on, we will list the writer with a brief description of who they are. 
To read what they have to say, simply click on their names to link to the full
text of their letter.

Tim Nakayama:  retired Anglican priest, parishes have included churches in
                          Seattle and Okinawa, Joy Kogawa's brother


Edmonton Japanese Community Association

Greater Vancouver Japanese Canadian Citizenship Association (JCCA)

National Association of Japanese Canadians (NAJC):     The NAJC is that national voice of the Japanese Canadian community with fourteen chapters across the country.  It was the NAJC which assumed the primary leadership role in the struggle for Japanese Canadian redress which was successfully concluded in September of 1988.

National Nikkei Museum and Heritage Centre:  the national museum for Japanese Canadians

Vancouver Heritage Foundation

The Writers' Union of Canada (TWUC), B.C./Yukon Caucus


Priscilla Galloway:  author and educator

Gwyn Griffith:  historian, Centre for Christian Studies

Pamela Harris:  photographer and writer (Hot, Cold, Shy, Bold: Looking at Opposites,
Another Way of Being and Faces of Feminism)

Sook C. Kong:  Vancouver writer

Tim Louis:  Vancouver City Councillor

Roy Miki:  Scholar and writer, winner of the 2002 Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry

Art Perry:  Professor of Critical and Cultural Studies, Emily Carr Institute

Robert Priest:  artist, poet, song-writer, novelist 

Kyle Rae:  Toronto City Councillor                           

Gloria Sawai:  writer and educator, winner of 2002 Governor General's Literary Award
                       for English Fiction

Margaret Steffler:  Assistant Professor of literature, Trent University

Ellen Woodsworth:  Vancouver City Councillor