July 27, 2004

Featured Links

Minnesota Resettlement Process for Hmong Refugees from Wat Tham Krabok
excerpt: The following information is provided by Refugee Resettlement Voluntary Agencies (Volags), to community organizations and family members, to help prepare for the arrival of Hmong refugees from Wat Tham Krabok in the Saraburi Province of Thailand.


WAT Working Group Report (pdf 23 pp.)
Wat Resettlement Working Group Report: Recommendations for Community Action Prepared by: Council of Asian Pacific Minnesotans / Office of Congresswoman Betty McCollum / Members of Wat Resettlement Working Group

Hmong English Dictionary
Saturn School of St. Paul, Minnesota. Includes a variety of language helps.

Refugee Health
excerpt: Minnesota's Refugee Health Program works with local health departments and private health care providers to offer each new refugee arrival a comprehensive screening examination, including appropriate follow-up or referral.

Education
Building Bridges: Educational Presentations about the Hmong
Come to the Minnesota Humanities Commission to learn about Hmong history, culture, religion and language; the Hmong role in the Vietnam War, common misconceptions about the Hmong, Hmong contributions to Minnesota, along with updated information on Hmong resettlement.


Building Bridges: Educational Presentations about the Hmong
Choose one of the following dates:
Thursday, August 12, 2004 (K-12 resources featured)
Tuesday, September 21, 2004 (Early Childhood resources featured)
Wednesday, October 27, 2004 (Community resources featured)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

It is estimated that over 5,000 more Hmong will be coming to Minnesota in the upcoming months as the last refugee camp in Thailand is closing. Come to the Minnesota Humanities Commission to learn about Hmong history, culture, religion and language; the Hmong role in the Vietnam War, common misconceptions about the Hmong, Hmong contributions to Minnesota, along with updated information on Hmong resettlement. The program includes the film “Becoming American: Odyssey of a Hmong Refugee Family” and displays of Hmong literacy resources. Guest speakers include Txong Pao Lee and Mark Pfeifer of the Hmong Cultural Center.
Fee: $25; includes lunch and a copy of Dia’s Story Cloth: The Hmong People’s Journey of Freedom. Register online now or learn more about our Hmong Translation Initiative.

Posted by s-gang at 1:20 PM