Tibetan: Becoming Minnesotan

Story Title Narrator Community Tags
There is always that expectation that each generation do better than the last. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Education, Family, Work, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
Gyuto Monastery: Only seventy-five monks survived to rebuild a monastery in India. Thupten Dadak Tibetan Ceremonies & Rituals, Religion, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
They are a part of this community and they have to work together. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Community, Identity, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
Over fifteen plus years I’ve been working as a teacher. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Education, Class & Work, Life in the Old Country
Seeing no improvement taking place in Tibet my parents decided to escape to India. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Escape, Oppression, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
We were sent to the United States to speak about the story of Tibet. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Civic Engagement, Politics, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
My dad arrived here first. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Immigration Policy, Youth Experiences, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
I got a letter telling that my dad was going to America. Tenzin Khando Tibetan Family, Youth Experiences, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
The good part of America is that freedom. Thupten Dadak Tibetan Culture Clash, Freedom, Coming to America, Push & Pull Factors
I never knew my country was going to be grabbed by the Chinese. Tenzin Chodon Tibetan Escape, Oppression, Coming to America, The Journey
I feel like I am a part of Minnesota. Jigme Ugen Tibetan Travel to U.S., Coming to America, The Journey
I don’t want to die in the United States. Tsewang Sangmo Lama Tibetan Ceremonies & Rituals, Culture Clash, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
I knew that there was a lot more to the U.S. than Missoula, Montana. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Community, Immigration Policy, Travel to U.S., Coming to America, The Journey
We were not treated as refugees - we came as immigrants. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Immigration Policy, New Immigrant Experiences, Work
There were other minorities present - it didn't feel like you were the only outsider. Tenzin Khando Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, New Immigrant Experiences, Youth Experiences
Living with sponsors: We wanted to stand on our own feet. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Community, New Immigrant Experiences, Ties to Homeland, Travel to U.S.
By becoming U.S. citizens you can do a lot that you cannot do otherwise. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Citizenship, Civic Engagement, Ties to Homeland
The lack of ruling in the class by the teacher – that was very different. Tenzin Khando Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Education, Youth Experiences
Parents strive strongly to make sure their children have all the opportunities that they didn’t. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Becoming Americans, Community, Family, Opportunities in America
Law is one field which can come in very helpful to the Tibetan community. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Becoming Americans, Civic Engagement, Education, Work, Opportunities in America
A lot of opportunity, if you are willing to work hard. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Becoming Americans, Economics, Opportunities in America
Here in Minnesota, you are all the time encouraged to be only thinking money. Gyatsho Tssering Tibetan Becoming Americans, Economics, Generation Gap, Problems in America
There are few families who will stay Tibetan families. Gyatsho Tssering Tibetan Becoming Americans, Cultural Centers, Generation Gap, Problems in America
We have a lot of delinquency problems with the youth over here. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Becoming Americans, Generation Gap, Youth Experiences, Problems in America
The change of culture was striking to this son. Tenzin Chodon Tibetan Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Education, Youth Experiences, Problems in America
People don’t have the time here. Tenzin Ngawang Tibetan Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Time, Problems in America
We can’t see our family. Tendell Sangmo Tibetan Becoming Americans, Culture Clash, Time, Problems in America
Festival celebrations: Very hard without a community. Thupten Dadak Tibetan Ceremonies & Rituals, Ethnic Festivals, Religion, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Since we aren’t sure of preserving our culture in our own country, we can try and preserve it outside our country. Tenzin Khando Tibetan Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Too many cultures, too many different influences. Thupten Dadak Tibetan Generation Gap, Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Wherever we go there's 'R' written on our forehead – 'Refugee'. Tenzin Chodon Tibetan Freedom, Identity, Ties to Homeland, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Preservation of your language is a political statement you are making. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Education, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Assimilation: Not a pure black and white issue. Tashi Lhewa Tibetan Community, Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Co-founder of the Tibetan American Foundation to aid refugees. Thupten Dadak Tibetan Civic Engagement, Cultural Centers, Immigration Policy, Contributions, We Are Here
Tibetan Home School Liaison for the Minneapolis School District. Wangyal Ritzekura Tibetan Civic Engagement, Community, Education, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
Soon after a person dies, a high religious teacher performs 'Phowa'. Yangchen Dolkar Tibetan Ceremonies & Rituals, Religion, Life in the Old Country, Traditions & Values
Exile in Nepal. Yangchen Dolkar Tibetan Economics, Escape, Oppression, Work, Life in the Old Country, Politics & Government
Finding work and loneliness in a new country. Yangchen Dolkar Tibetan Assimilation, Becoming Americans, New Immigrant Experiences, Religion, Ties to Homeland, Work
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