Carleton University has been gathering oral histories, video recordings, and documents in an archive that tells the story of the expulsion and the resettlement of more than 7,000 Ugandan Asian refugees in Canada.
About the Ugandan Asian Collection
In 1972, the president and military general of Uganda, Idi Amin, ordered the expulsion of all Ugandans of South Asian descent within 90 days. Canada responded to the international humanitarian need and resettled 7,000 refugees. The Carleton archive holds numerous personal stories from Ugandan Asian Canadians who recount their experiences of the expulsion and resettlement in Canada.