Moriji Tanigami

Moriji Tanigami

Bird Commission case file number 767. Custodian file number 6543. (Source: lac_rg33-69_volume_38_file_0767)
He was born on 6 November 1888. He was a fisherman employed by Great West Packing Company, Steveston, BC. His family includes Tomiye Tanigami [possibly Tomie Tanigami] (wife; nee Tomiye Hidaka or Tomie Hidaka), Moriharu Tanigami (son), Harushi Tanigami (son), Tomiko Tanigami (daughter), Haruko Tanigami (daughter), Hideko Tanigami (daughter), Mitsuo Tanigami (son), and Sueko Tanigami (daughter). His home address is listed as P.O. Box 37, Canadian Pacific Cannery, Steveston, BC. He was forcibly uprooted to Turin, AB.


Regularized NameMoriji Tanigami
Custodian Identification Number6543
NationalityNaturalized Canadian
Residence (after uprooting)Turin, AB
Residence (before uprooting)Steveston


Custodian Case Files (1)
Other Archival Files (1)


Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.