Hmong National and World News
The Hmong Times National and World section brings you highlights that affect our Hmong Community here in Minnesota. With a special attention given to honoring our veterans and their contributions to our way of life.
I have parents and grandparents who constantly remind my siblings and I how lucky we are because “back in Laos” or “when I was little” they were so poor. When we were picky about our food or didn’t finish what was on our plates, our elders would give us lectures about how they never had enough to eat.
For many Hmong citizens, all these political ripples and struggles between the powers that be may seem like two bickering children fighting over a piece of candy but it affects us more than we think.
Kou Yang, a professor emeritus of ethnic studies at California State University, Stanislaus, is also originally from the area of Sayaboury, Laos, and recently published his latest book on the history and impact of the region on the Hmong world.
Southeast Asian Americans experience high rates of PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
The 2019 Hmong National Development Conference Urges Attendees To Be Bold And Unleash Their Potential
Every other year Hmong Americans gather for one of the largest events in the Hmong community. The Hmong National Development Conference, or HNDC for short, attracts more than 1,000 attendees from across the country who meet and share their knowledge and experiences and rekindle their pride in their cultural heritage.
New research highlights important strategies to lift people out of poverty. But nonprofit expert asks, “Are they enough?”
Laos, Hmong Veterans Honored At National Ceremonies At Arlington National Cemetery, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia, May 17, 2018. Lao and Hmong veterans of the Vietnam War in Laos are being honored at national ceremonies and policy events according to the Center for Public Policy Analysis (CPPA) in Washington, D.C.
Laos, Hmong Veterans Laud Passage, Enactment, By U.S. Congress, President Trump Of Burial Honors Bill
Lao and Hmong-American U.S. Secret Army veterans of the Vietnam War in Laos, and their refugee families across the United States, are lauding the passage, and seeking timely and appropriate implementation, of the “Hmong Veterans’ Service Recognition Act” by President Donald Trump and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to the Center for Public Policy Analysis.
Last month, set against the nationwide remembrances of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the central news story for several days was around what was said and by whom in a White House meeting to address the proposed Graham-Durbin DREAM Act of 2017.
On March 29, Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16) was joined by Special Guerrilla Unit (SGU) veterans and veterans organization leaders to announce and celebrate the enactment of the Hmong Veterans’ Service Recognition Act as incorporated into last week’s appropriations law.