Mission Statement To illuminate the U.S. government’s World War II incarceration of Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and others at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station so that such injustice is never again experienced by any group.

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The Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition (TCDSC) biographies were written by the board, community and family members. We have gained a greater insight to their personal experiences. Sigrid Toye said, “I am now finally able to share my feelings with the universe.”

The mission of the TCDSC is to tell the stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and others taken from Latin America. We will continue to search for such stores so please contact us so it is preserved for future generations and researchers.

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Featured Story

The Grateful Crane Ensemble narrated family letters written during March 1942 when father was arrested by the FBI and sent to Tuna Canyon. Mother Chica had to pay all debts, collect funds, and close the optometrist business that her husband, Kenzo, left behind.The family had to report to Parker, Arizona or Poston Concentration Camp 1 along the Colorado River.

Current Events and Latest News

Statement from Tuna Canyon Coalition on Passing of Holly Yasui Posted Nov 12, 2021

Press Release – November 11, 2021: Statement by Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition The Tuna

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Japan Hollywood Network Posted Aug 04, 2021

The Japan Hollywood Network posted a video about the Tuna Canyon Detention Station on YouTube.

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Book to Action Interviews with the Goleta & Santa Ynez Valley Libraries Posted Jun 29, 2021

We thank the Goleta and San Ynez Library for the opportunity to discuss Tuna Canyon.

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