Due to COVID 19 pandemic, many important programs and pilgrimages have been wisely postponed or canceled to protect our community members. We will resume our call for action when it is safe.

Mission Statement To preserve stories of the Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, and Japanese taken from Peru, and others, at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station which was operated by the Department of Justice during World War II in the City of Los Angeles.

Recent Updates

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

Introducing how to navigate the National Archives by Professor Russell Endo, descendent of Heigoro Endo. The presentation was made at the 2020 Japanese American Confinement Sites Consortium.

Current Events and Latest News

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. Dr. Russell Endo presents Tuna Canyon with connections to the

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Motion to Pass Resolution Posted Jan 14, 2021

The following is a resolution by the members of the Tuna Canyon Detention Station Coalition to state our outrage at the violence done in the

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In Memoriam: Cedrick Shimo Posted Apr 08, 2020

We extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Cedrick Shimo whose father was held at Tuna Canyon. He revealed the story during his Legacy

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