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Asian Heritage Month is celebrated every May in Canada, and aims to focus on the amazing achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian descent. This month’s Digital Living page celebrates Asian stories of resilience and resolve in today’s world and throughout history in Canada. The experiences of Canadian Asians caught between cultures is explored as well.
Check out this collection of incredibly talented Asian Canadian musicians spanning multiple genres of music!
Stories of Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve
Let’s celebrate and learn about recent meaningful contributions of Asian Canadians, Americans, and others around the world.
- Invoking Justice | Kanopy
- Eva Chen, Instagram’s Director of Fashion on Why She Had to Write “I am Golden” | Academic OneFile
- Acclaimed Author Refuses to Forget Refugees | Press Reader
- The Magic of Domee Shi | Academic OneFile
- Canada Reads 2022 What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad | Curio
- Journey Through a Forbidden Pakistan | Kanopy
- Nur Dhabitah Out to Prove Her Worth in Hanoi | Press Reader
- Fil-Can Singer-Songwriter Annie Lux Releases New Single “Self Talk” | Press Reader
- Exiled for Love : The Journey of a Queer Iranian Activist | Download Library
- The Mirros has New Faces | Academic OneFile
- Resilience | Kanopy
A Historical Perspective
These entries are selected in recognition of the Asian experience in Canada with an historical focus. These stories about individuals and events that have shaped our country may inspire an interest in learning more about Asian Canadian history.
- Keeping B.C.’s South Asian History Alive l Press Reader
- In The Shadow of Gold Mountain | National Film Board
- Unofficial Chinatown Mayor Gave Generously | Press Reader
- BC Apologizes For Historical Wrongs Against Chinese | Canadian Newsstream
- Sleeping Tigers The Asahi Baseball Story | National Film Board
- Sikh Community Honours Those Who Served Our Country In Uniform | Academic OneFile
- Canada Apologizes for 1914 Nixing of Asian Migrant Ship | Press Reader
- Rethinking Immigrant Success: The Case of Four South Asian Entrepreneurs in Toronto | Canadian Newsstream
- Recalling Life on the Water; Local Resident Featured in Book About Japanese-Fisherman | Canadian Newsstream
- Shout Out to Madhu Verda | Curio
- Canada: Making a Home on Native Land: Newcomers Arrive Bearing a Sense of Home That Runs Deeper Than Place, Writes Adrienne Clarkson | Canadian Newsstream
Third Culture Kids
Third culture kids are people of all ages who grew up in a culture different from their home culture. They often don’t feel they belong in either but instead in a unique third culture. Read and watch more about the experiences of Asian Canadians living between cultures.
- Older Sister. Not Necessarily Related. | Download Library
- What We Ate | Canadian Newsstream
- In the Shadow of the Pines | Curio
- In a Comedy About Queer South Asian Identity, a Yogurt Pot Can Be More Than a Pot of Yogurt | Canadian Newsstream
- Things Arab Men Say | National Film Board
- Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming | Hoopla
- The Bassinet | National Film Board
- Turning Red’ is a ‘Love Letter’ to Asian Canadian Girls, Says Director Domee Shi | Canadian Newsstream
- Have You Eaten? | National Film Board
- Laotian Canadians | Canadian Encyclopedia
- India’s Farmers: Yearlong Protest Forces Government to Concede | Curio
- Punchy Lao Flavours and Thai Favourites | Press Reader
More to Explore
Asian Heritage Book Lists
Canadian Asian Heritage Month Opening Ceremonies 2022
The Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc. presents an opportunity to register for the virtual opening ceremonies on May 7th 2022, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Asian Heritage Month Declaration in Canada.
Guest speakers include the Mayor of Toronto, and Stephen Siu, Dr. Vivienne Poy, and Justin Poy and the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion.
Find in more Asian Heritage Month events here.
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