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What is oral history? It’s a question we got asked a lot when the Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society first pitched the LANSIA Oral History Project, an initiative that aims to preserve the untold stories of Indonesian-born Canadian immigrants. CIDS felt passionately about collecting these stories from the source: the people who experienced them. And, with a…

On Thursday, Oct. 27, the Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society and the LANSIA Oral History Project team invited our volunteers, seniors, and community voices to an appreciation dinner at Kitsilano’s new Nusa Coffee Company cafe. In true Indo fashion, we shared food, stories, and our hopes for the project’s outcome. We are so grateful to have…

  There’s a reason the expression “food is love” exists. From birth, being breastfed and having food prepared for us by our mothers was the way we were cared for. Being fed as a helpless infant was how our survival was ensured. At the outset of existence, that’s the mark of love. As we get…

Thanks to all of our sponsors and government officials who came and participated, our Connecting Elders Luncheon was a hit!  It was an honour to host our honourable guests and Indonesian elders who came and support us wholeheartedly.  Kudos to Mindzzle group and the Oral History Project team. For those of you who missed the…

A message from our funder, the Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development: “The Government of Canada is proud to support organizations like the Canada Indonesia Diaspora Society through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.  By recording the immigration histories of local Indonesian-Canadian seniors, the Society will help preserve their rich cultural…

Come and join us! We are pleased to invite CIDS circle of friends to join us for a luncheon which is aimed to connect our elders. We also will take this opportunity to launch the oral history project to capture stories of Indonesian-Canadian’s first families. Date and time: Saturday, May 21, 2016 10:45 – 14:00…

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