NAJC Representative to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Arthur Miki has had a distinguished career as an educator and community activist. He began his career as an elementary school teacher and later served as principal for 18 years. Throughout his career, Dr. Miki dedicated a considerable amount of time to promoting positive race relations and a greater understanding between peoples, as well as to increase awareness of human rights issues in Canada.
He was formerly the Vice Chairperson of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, Vice President of the Manitoba Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, and President of the Asian Heritage Society of Manitoba.
Dr. Miki is an active leader in the Japanese Canadian community, having served as president of the National Association of Japanese Canadians from 1984-1992. In 1991 he received this country's highest recognition, the Order of Canada. In October 1999 he received an Honourary Doctorate degree from the University of Winnipeg, and on July 12, 2012 he received the Order of Manitoba.
Dr. Miki is the author of The Japanese Canadian Redress Legacy: A Community Revitalized (2003) and co-author of Shaku of Wondrous Grace: Through the Garden of Yoshimaru (2007).
Dr. Miki was Citizenship Judge for Manitoba and Saskatchewan from 1998.
He is currently a part-time lecturer at the University of Winnipeg, Faculty of Education.
In the video below, Arthur K. Miki speaks about his book, The Japanese Canadian Redress Legacy: A Community Revitalized. The book is a follow-up to the initial book, Justice in Our Time.
Order of Merit (OM)
Order of Canada (CM)
A Need for Vigilance, National Association for Japanese Canadians