Orest Kruhlak Interview Segment 2

Thumbnail sketch of career (ddr-densho-1000-296-1) -
Parents' family background (ddr-densho-1000-296-2) -
Growing up in an ethnically diverse community (ddr-densho-1000-296-3) -
First learning of the World War I internment of Ukrainians in Canada (ddr-densho-1000-296-4) -
Deciding to attend Western University in Bellingham, Washington (ddr-densho-1000-296-5) -
Work with the Ukrainian Canadian community while working in the Official Languages office (ddr-densho-1000-296-6) -
Meeting with resistance in role as Commissioner of Official Languages (ddr-densho-1000-296-7) -
Establishment of a multiculturalism program in the Canadian government (ddr-densho-1000-296-8) -
Challenges of establishing the official languages program in Canada (ddr-densho-1000-296-9) -
Entering into negotiations between the Canadian government and Japanese Canadians regarding redress (ddr-densho-1000-296-10) -
Involvement in discussions about Japanese Canadian redress (ddr-densho-1000-296-11) -
Prominent role in Japanese Canadian redress negotiations (ddr-densho-1000-296-12) -
Initial inflexibility of the Canadian government's position in regard to Japanese Canadian redress (ddr-densho-1000-296-13) -
Speaking out and endangering political career (ddr-densho-1000-296-14) -
Taking time away from government to teach (ddr-densho-1000-296-15) -
The redress compensation parameters established by the Canadian government (ddr-densho-1000-296-16) -
Analysis of one characterization of Japanese Canadian redress (ddr-densho-1000-296-17) -
Difference in reparations payments in the United States and Canada (ddr-densho-1000-296-18) -
Thoughts on S.I. Hayakawa (ddr-densho-1000-296-19) -
Looking back on the Japanese Canadian redress negotiations (ddr-densho-1000-296-20) -
Description of people involved in Japanese Canadian redress (ddr-densho-1000-296-21) -
Thoughts on personal role in the Japanese Canadian redress negotiations (ddr-densho-1000-296-22) -
Discussion of divisions within the Japanese Canadian community (ddr-densho-1000-296-23) -
Reflections (ddr-densho-1000-296-24) -
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Parents' family background

00:05:46 — Segment 2 of 24

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August 3, 2010

Densho Visual History Collection


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Orest Kruhlak

Orest Kruhlak Interview

02:59:50 — 24 segments

August 3, 2010

Seattle, Washington

Male of Ukrainian descent. Born October 15, 1940, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and then earned a PhD at the University of Alberta. Worked to establish a research program in the Office of the Commissioner to examine issues of official languages in Canada. In 1986, appointed as Assistant Under-Secretary of State Responsible for Multiculturalism. Was a key figure in the Japanese Canadian redress movement, participating in numerous negotiations between the Japanese Canadian community and the Canadian government.

Roger Daniels, interviewer; Tom Ikeda, interviewer; Dana Hoshide, videographer


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