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July 6, 2023 - July 9, 2023
Please note: the 2023 Minidoka Pilgrimage has reached maximum capacity and registration is currently closed. The Minidoka Pilgrimage Committee thanks you for your interest and support.
Former incarerees spent nearly 3 years incarcerated at Minidoka and other camps during World War II. Today, the site continues to hold a mixture of memories and strong emotions – feelings of denial, distrust, shame. There is also keen sense of joy and recognition of the many ways that our community resisted and cared for each other. These actions are sacred. The Pilgrimage is attended by former incarcerees, their family members, friends, and allies. It offers an opportunity to safely revisit the land and the memories amidst family, friends, supporters, and National Park Service officials. The intent is to honor the first generations of Japanese Americans who suffered most under institutionalized racist laws, to deliver the message of “Never Again,” and to pass on the legacy to anyone who will listen.
2023 Registration Information:
Opens March 15th at 12PT/1MT for descendants and family impacted by the history of the Japanese American Incarceration
Senior Fellowship (Free)
Available to survivors over the age of 77
Registration Via Eventbrite or
General Registration ($275 per attendee)
Opens April 12th at 12PT/1MT
Registration for those who have not had family incarcerated and are interested in attending to learn as allies.
There are a number of other changes this year, including:
Priority registration for Survivors, Descendants, and their Families
There will be no bus from Seattle this year. Information on transportation will be provided below.
For the 2023 Minidoka Pilgrimage, priority registration will open March 15th at noon for Survivors, Descendants, and their Families. General registration will open April 12th.
Survivors over 77 years of age may attend at no cost – please select the correct registration!
The Pilgrimage will officially begin in Twin Falls on Thursday, July 6th at 6pm (MDT). The Pilgrimage program will end approximately at 11am on Sunday, July 9th
Historically, the weather for the Twin Falls, ID during the time of the pilgrimage has been in the mid-80s and sunny. However temperatures have the ability to reach the mid to upper 90s but also as low as the low-70s. A cool breeze can be expected in the evening as well.
Pilgrims are advised that personal services and devices such as wheelchairs and oxygen will not be provided. Pilgrims in need of services of a personal nature are responsible for arranging for such services prior to registering for the pilgrimage and are encouraged to travel with a companion.
More information and additional details for the pilgrimage will be sent to participants as soon as registration forms and fees are received and confirmed.