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Stanley N. Shikuma

Tule Lake Committee

Stanley N. Shikuma is a Sansei who grew up in Watsonville, California. His family members went to Poston and Tule Lake. Mr. Shikuma helped organize the first Asian American Studies course at Stanford, and he also worked on redress and reparations. He has attended every Tule Lake Pilgrimage since 1979, learning much about the largest confinement center for Japanese Americans during World War II. Mr. Shikuma performs with Seattle Kokon Taiko, sits on the Advisory Board of the North American Taiko Conference, directs Kaze Daiko (a youth group), and coordinates RTG Seattle, an alliance of nine local taiko groups). He also co-chairs the Seattle Area Chapter of JACL’s Power of Words Committee, changing history one word at a time.

Articles written by this presenter are available on-line.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 6

Pilgrimages' Progress: Manzanar, Tule Lake, Minidoka [AUDIO]
Bruce T. Embrey, Co-Chair, Manzanar Committee
Gloria H. Shigeno, Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee
Stanley N. Shikuma, Tule Lake Committee


Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Location: Willow A
Topic: Speaking Up

Taiko: The Powerful Expression of Nikkei Identity [AUDIO]
Michelle Fujii, Artistic Director, Portland Taiko
Craig Ishii, Executive Director, Kizuna
Stanley N. Shikuma, Tule Lake Committee
Rick Shiomi, Artistic Director, Mu Performing Arts


Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Cedar A & B
Topic: Speaking Up