An historic apology…

From Lorimer Press:

  • Yesterday, 102 years after passengers from India on the Komagata Maru were denied entry into Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a formal apology in the House of Commons.
  • More than a century ago, the Komagata Maru arrived in Vancouver’s harbour. The 376 passengers were seeking a better life in Canada, but instead were held offshore for two months before being forced to return to India where some were killed and many imprisoned by British authorities.
  • The apology from the Prime Minister is sparking conversation about the history of racism in Canada and our immigration policies today. Our illustrated book, The Komagata Maru and Canada’s Anti-Indian Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century is a timely resource for students that will encourage discussion on issues of racism, immigration, and reparation.
  • Like all books in the Righting Canada’s Wrongs series, the story is enhanced by full-colour visuals, links to online resources, and engaging stories of those who were affected.
  • Visit the website to preview the book, download a free teacher’s resource guide and access more photos and videos about the Komagata Maru.

Read the above and follow the links to learn more here.

Drop by the ESA Library to check out The Komagata Maru and Canada’s Anti-Indian Immigration Policies in the Twentieth Century… our copy is on the shelf.

The ESA Library also has copies of all of the other titles in this series on discrimination and justice in Canada’s history.

Drop by, check one out, learn more.

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