We Are Here: Becoming Minnesotan

Story Title Narrator Community Tags
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
Hmong New Year. Mao Song Lyfoung Vang Hmong Ceremonies & Rituals, Ethnic Festivals, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
I hope our people will keep our culture and customs alive. Nhia Yer Yang Hmong Identity, Ties to Homeland, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Paj Ntaub Voice: The voices of the Hmong. Mai Neng Moua Hmong Arts, Civic Engagement, Community, Contributions, We Are Here
Helping the Hmong community to better health care. Cher Vang Hmong Civic Engagement, Culture Clash, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
The importance of family. Abdisalam Adam Somali Community, Family, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
In danger of losing the Somali language. Abdisalam Adam Somali Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Many Minnesotans do know about Muslims - they have been very understanding. Abdisalam Adam Somali Religion, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Somali Resource Teacher. Abdisalam Adam Somali Civic Engagement, Education, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
Buying homes, settling in, making a difference. Abdisalam Adam Somali Community, Economics, Contributions, We Are Here
Wearing the hijab. Maryan Del Somali Identity, Religion, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Seventy-five percent of my time I speak English. Maryan Del Somali Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Everything we do involves our religion and Islamic beliefs. Maryan Del Somali Religion, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
We're people with ambitions. Maryan Del Somali Community, Economics, Contributions, We Are Here
Part of Minnesota's immigrant history. Mohamed Jama Somali Community, Freedom, Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
We are the generation that makes or breaks our culture. Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla Somali Arts, Bi-Cultural, Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Why don't we learn that, those traditional dances? Sumaya Yusuf and Bibi Abdalla Somali Arts, Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Preserving Asian Indian culture in Rochester, Minnesota. Prasanna Mishra Asian Indian Ceremonies & Rituals, Cultural Centers, Ethnic Festivals, Religion, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
What is it going to mean to have Indian heritage? Nirupama Misra Asian Indian Family, Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Hindu celebrations. Deepak Nath Asian Indian Ceremonies & Rituals, Ethnic Festivals, Religion, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
It's been such a blessing to have two cultures. Nirupama Misra Asian Indian Bi-Cultural, Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Celebrating Diwali and Holi in Rochester, Minnesota Prasanna Mishra Asian Indian Ceremonies & Rituals, Cultural Centers, Ethnic Festivals, Religion, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
The Festival of India. Nirupama Misra Asian Indian Arts, Cultural Centers, Ethnic Festivals, Food, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Indian associations and culture schools. Ram Gada Asian Indian Cultural Centers, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Gada & Associates: Energy Conservation Work. Ram Gada Asian Indian Economics, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
Helping battered women. Kusum Saxena Asian Indian Civic Engagement, Gender Roles, Contributions, We Are Here
If you choose to interview a person who has another culture, you're getting like two people. Nirupama Misra Asian Indian Bi-Cultural, Civic Engagement, Contributions, We Are Here
I wanted to express my Filipino-ness. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Education, Generation Gap, Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
My name meant a lot to me. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Bi-Cultural, Identity, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Being American is the default. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Family, Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
I speak Tagalog to my kids. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Identity, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
Filipino-Minnesotan Youth Organization. Patrick Faunillan Filipino Bi-Cultural, Cultural Centers, Identity, Youth Experiences, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
It’s where my destiny is: to be a community activist. Adelbert Batica Filipino Civic Engagement, Contributions, We Are Here
Multicultural student advisor. Maryam Beltran Shapland Filipino Discrimination, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
Gawad Kalinga means ‘to give care.’ Patrick Faunillan Filipino Civic Engagement, Economics, Youth Experiences, Contributions, We Are Here
You should always be proud of who you are, where you came from. Martha Castaňon Latino Ethnic Festivals, Family, Language, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
A couple of my cousins in Mexico are on Facebook, so we’ve been able to keep contact. Martha Castaňon Latino Family, Ties to Homeland, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
It’s hard for them to understand the hardships, the poverty. Emiliano Chagil Latino Economics, Generation Gap, Ties to Homeland, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
We do quinceañeras - that’s something that we carry down. Anna Amaya Latino Ceremonies & Rituals, Ethnic Festivals, Ties to Homeland, Cultural Preservation, We Are Here
This really changed the attitude of a lot of Latinos about the system. José H. Trejo Latino Civic Engagement, Discrimination, Education, Language, Contributions, We Are Here
Educating new immigrants in the banking system. Lourdez Ortega Schwab Latino Civic Engagement, Culture Clash, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
La Prensa: Pioneering Latino newspaper. Mario Duarte Latino Civic Engagement, Community, Work, Contributions, We Are Here
I said, ‘President Carter, I need to talk to you about human rights in Latin America.’ José H. Trejo Latino Civic Engagement, Politics, Contributions, We Are Here
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