Linda helped to initiate substantial funds in support of the national campaign for the Redress Movement for Japanese Canadians with her artwork, "Watari Dori (A Bird of Passage)". For many Canadians, this signed limited edition of "Watari Dori" became a symbol of the historic Redress campaign, which eventually led to redress and a formal Government of Canada apologyin 1988.
"Ohama's work captured the vision of redress as a vehicle for healing the trauma of the past for all Japanese Canadians. "Watari Dori" was printed in an edition of some 5,000 copies that sold for $30 each, not only in Vancouver but in all of Canada." Roy Miki, Redress:Inside the Japanese Canadian Call for Justice, Published by Raincoast Books 2004, page 248
"I will always be grateful for the fabulous contribution Linda Ohama made with her "Watari Dori" art. The proceeds from the sale of this work provided 90% of the funds we raised to allow us to obtain the formal apology by an Act of Parliament in 1988. I will always remember the great contribution this made to the Redress Movement." Charles Kadota, Redress Committee