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  Laotian Americans
Laotian American children are expected to respect and care for their parents throughout their adult life.
Laotian proverbs often express an earthy and practical sort of folk wisdom that is rooted in the experiences of generations of hard-working farmers.
Laotian American young people also had relatively high dropout rates; 12.2 percent of Laotian Americans between the ages of 16 and 19 were neither high school graduates nor enrolled in school in 1990 (compared to 9.8 percent of white Americans and 13.7 percent of African Americans).
www.everyculture.com /multi/Ha-La/Laotian-Americans.html   (6743 words)

  Laotian American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Laotian American is a resident of the United States who is of ethnic Laotian descent and also one group of Asian Americans.
Laotian immigration to the United States was at its height after the Vietnam War.
Perhaps the most famous Laotian American family is not a real one, but an animated one, found on King of the Hill, a show about life in the fictional city of Arlen, Texas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laotian_American   (267 words)

 Laotian French - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laotian French people are people from Laos (mostly ethnic Lao) who live in France.
Many Laotians came to France when Laos was a French protectorate, but most Laotians fled there during the Second Indochina War.
There were about 50,000 Laotians living in France in 2000.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laotian_French   (75 words)

 The Laotian Heritage and Freedom flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Laotian Americans are your residents, taxpayers and constituents.
The recognition of the Laotian Heritage flag is the recognition of the voice of the Laotian American community.
The recognition of the Laotian Heritage flag is recognition of the dear values held close to the hearts of Laotian American community.
www.laosdemocracy.com /laotian_heritage/why_is_there_a_question.htm   (989 words)

 Asian American Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
An Asian American is generally defined as a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States.
The Japanese American Internment refers to the controversial, forcible relocation of approximately 112,000 to 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans, 62 percent of whom were United States citizens, from the west coast of the United States during World War II to hastily constructed housing facilities called War Relocation Camps in remote portions of the nation's interior.
Asian American jazz is a musical movement in the United States begun in the 20th century by Asian American jazz musicians.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Asian_American   (3436 words)

 2 Laotian-Americans killed in Thailand - Boston.com
The case came almost a year after the January murder of a Laotian-American couple shot dead in Nong Khai, another northeastern Thai town near the border with Laos.
Anouwong and Oulayvanh Sethathirath had claimed to be descendants of a Laotian royal family, and apparently had contacts with some Laotian anti-government groups.
In May, Thai police arrested Athit Klinchana, a suspected Thai hit man, who told them he was hired by the Laotian government to assassinate its opponents, including the McRowans.
www.boston.com /news/world/asia/articles/2006/12/14/thai_tv_2_laotian_american_men_killed   (434 words)

 New Page 1
It was left to a few more enterprising and imaginative American journalists and to Captain William J. Lederer (USN, Retired), the co-author of The Ugly American and the author of A Nation of Sheep, finally to bring out the truth of the story to the American public as well.
Unfortunately, it was very obvious that the Laotian Army could not be entirely concentrated in the northern areas where most of the Pathet Lao were operating because—and this is a fact that was hidden from the American public at least until late 1961-much of southern Laos was as badly infiltrated as the better publicized north.
While the equipment of the Laotian Army certainly was "modem," i.e., composed of standard-issue infantry weapons and field artillery, little effort had been made to adapt either the equipment or the troops to the missions they most likely would have to fulfill in case of an armed con­flict.
www.angelfire.com /folk/laorevolution/early_phase.htm   (1232 words)

 The Ledger: Lakeland, Polk County, Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Performing a traditional Laotian dance for a party in the Bartow Civic Center recently are, from left: Alissa Soursack, 9; Jenny Amone, 11; Vicky Saengchanh, 10; Christina Khianthalat, 11; Melissa Thammavongsa, 11; and Julie Sayprasith, 13.
Laotians greet their elders by placing their palms together and bowing.
Kham (pronounced "Cam") is married to an American, Gene Seger, a fact she says has never prompted criticism from her family or other area Laotians.
www.theledger.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040627/NEWS/406270367/1021   (4349 words)

 The Lao'd And Clear Reading
Laotian American writers Bryan Thao Worra and Saymoukda Vongsay will present their latest work at the Loft Literary Center, 1011 Washington Ave., Minneapolis, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
This reading is being held to raise community awareness about Laotian American writers and artists, especially those living in the Midwest.
One of the most widely published Laotian American poets, Thao Worra is reading from a large sample of his work, including his chapbook, “The Tuk-Tuk Diaries: My Dinner With Cluster Bombs,” released earlier this year by the Twin Cities ‘zine, Unarmed.
members.aol.com /thaoworra/lac.htm   (433 words)

 points south   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Vice president of the Wat Duddhaphava Phavamnaram Temple, adviser for the Laotian Social Community in Pinellas County, and Editor of the Laotian American Voice of Florida are among the responsibilities Andrew Komany fills daily, along with a full-time job in a nursing home, Pasadena Manor.
The Laotian Social Community in Pinellas County is a network of 46 families who establish a fund for the families of people who have recently died.
The Laotian American Voice of Florida is a free quarterly newsletter covering subjects like young Laotians’ accomplishments in schools, legal and investment information, crimes within the Laotian community, and even advice on love.
www.poynterextra.org /pointssouth/2002/projects/FINAL/yip   (587 words)

 APAMSA - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders remain the fastest growing racial/ethnic population in the U.S., increasing 95% from 1980 to 1990 and another 43% from 1990 to July 1999.
The Asian American and Pacific Islander population in the U.S. is expected to continue to grow, to 37.6 million persons, or 9% of the U.S. population, by the year 2050.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have some of the highest rates of tuberculosis and hepatitis B in the U.S. The cervical cancer rate for Vietnamese American women is nearly five times higher than that of White women.
www.apamsa.org /resources5.php   (613 words)

 Beyond Refugees: From Flight to Setting Roots
I found myself lost between two worlds: first being the Laotian world that my parents grew up in and one that they raised me to be a part of, and second being the American world that I was surrounded with and one that I was pretty much stuck in.
At that moment I was proud to be Laotian and proud that the refugees in the dance group did not forget who they were.
My parents escaped from Laos, arrived in the United States as Laotian refugees, and were able to rebuild a wonderful life for themselves and their families.
www.searac.org /2005essay-souchitrav-hm.html   (1613 words)

 Southeast Asian Organizations
The Cambodian American National Council (CANC), formerly known as the Cambodian Network Council (CNC), is a US-based grassroots non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to provide professional services to promote and support leadership and development in the Cambodian communities in the U.S., abroad, as well as in Cambodia.
To mark the 25th Anniversary of the plight of the Laotian community after the Vietnam War, activists from across the nation have founded a new national non-profit organization, the Laotian American National Alliance (LANA).
LANA is a membership organization whose mission is to mobilize Laotian Americans to promote social and economic advancement through civic participation and public policy advocacy.
www.navasa.org /national_organization_list/southeast_asian_organization.htm   (516 words)

 April 21, 2003, Statement for the Record, Laotian-American National Coalition, Richmond, CA, letter and attachment
We, the Americans of Laotian descent, hereby express our wholehearted support the Bush Administration’s Trade Initiative in Southeast Asia to extend the US NTR to Laos and ask that you support this initiative as well.
We realize that Laotian communities across the U.S. are not unanimous in their views about the current Laotian Government and its policies, and that the majority of Laotian Americans still wish to see more political reforms and changes.
Laotian Americans and friends of the Laotians who share our views should exercise their right of freedom of speech by voicing their views to their respective Congressional representatives, especially members of the House Ways and Means Committee.
waysandmeans.house.gov /hearings.asp?formmode=printfriendly&id=538   (603 words)

 "By Sea, Air, and Land" Chapter 2
By the end of the year, HSAS was the primary logistic command for an American military contingent in South Vietnam that totaled 23,000 men and women.
Despite material aid, advisory assistance, and direct support by American military units, by 1964 the failure of the counterinsurgency struggle in South Vietnam was apparent.
Nonetheless, American military and civilian leaders concluded that the overriding political objective of the campaign, to deter North Vietnamese subversion of South Vietnam and Laos, had not been achieved.
www.history.navy.mil /seairland/chap2.htm   (7400 words)

 Lao Diaspora: Young Professional Laotian American of Greater Georgia Organized Fund Raising Event   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
On Dec 10, 2005 Laotian American Society(LAS) of greater Georgia have put together a second annual fund raising ball in Duluth, Georgia.
Secondly, since this organization was mainly established by young Laotian American professional, we would like to be recognized that we are for real, that we are for sure and most important of all we are existed.
Laotian American Society(LAS), a none-profit organization was established by young Laotian American college students and professional in greater Georgia in 2002.
www.voanews.com /lao/2005-12-15-voa2.cfm   (442 words)

Diana H. Chan (Chinese American) is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, and the Academic Team; she also competed with the Speech Team in her hometown of Gurnee, Illinois.
Washington, DC - The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) is deeply troubled by the alleged behavior of the Seattle Police Department for racially profiling 14 Asian Pacific Americans (APA) on July 9.
LAOTIAN AMERICAN MAN MURDERED IN HATE CRIME - Washington, DC The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) extends its deepest condolences to the family of Thung Phetakoune, a Laotian American man who was fatally attacked in a hate crime in Newmarket, New Hampshire on Monday.
www.asiawind.com /oca-columbus/news.htm   (2708 words)

 New Hampshire Balks at Hate Crime Murder of Thung Phetakoune   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Several local and national Asian American organizations have gotten involved in the case, calling for applying the hate crime laws.
The National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPALC) has sent a representative to New Hampshire and is raising funds for Phetakoune's widow, Nou.
Six New England area Asian Pacific American and Laotian American groups sent a letter today to McLaughlin, calling upon him to prosecute the killing of Thung Phetakoune as a murder and a hate crime.
www.aamovement.net /hatecrime/phetakoune1.html   (398 words)

 AsianWeek.com: Bay News: Conference Connects Literature, Activism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The nation’s only annual conference on Lao language and Laotian American literature convened in the Bay Area for the first time last weekend, tying in literary pursuits with a topic firmly rooted in the region: activism.
The call to encourage more Laotian American voices in literature serves as an empowerment tool for the largely refugee community that arrived in America mostly within the last 25 years, Kittivong-Greenbaum said.
Chansom said he felt proud that young Laotian Americans are trying to keep the Lao language alive.
www.asianweek.com /2002_07_05/bay_conference.html   (746 words)

 The Lao'd And Clear Reading   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Laotian American artist Bryan Thao Worra and Malichansouk Kouanchao will present their latest work at Hamline University, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
One of the most widely published Laotian American poets, Thao Worra is reading from a large sample of his work, including his chapbook, “The Tuk-Tuk Diaries: My Dinner With Cluster Bombs,” released in 2005 by the Twin Cities ‘zine, Unarmed.
This is one of the first collaborations between the two local Laotian American artists.
members.aol.com /thaoworra/lac2005.htm   (273 words)

 (Lao American Council - North Providence, RI) Laotian-American Council - Programs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
New American refugees from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia are attending English beginner, they are learning about the history of the United States, general social culture and local community at large.
Thank you for Laotian American Council to provide us a place to learn and orientation Pheung said a refugee from Vietnam.
In addition, LAC has organized a Laotian American and Cambodian American Council coalition in order to empower these street vendors to voice concerns unique to their situation.
www.laocouncil-laoscouncil.com /programs/list.nhtml   (1256 words)

 Indochina News Summer 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
More than 1.3 million Laotians are risking their life daily with the UXO that continues to contaminate more than 35 percent of the land of Laos after the conclusion of war 29 years ago.
American NGOs are very much engaged in development programs throughout the country, some receiving US AID funds for their programs.
Binh is familiar to Americans of the Vietnam War generation as the determined and photogenic chief negotiator of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam during the 1972-3 Paris peace talks.
www.ffrd.org /indochina/summer02news.html   (11178 words)

 Department of State Washington File: Text: U.S. Seeks Greater Engagement with Laos, Amb. Hartwick Says
Hartwick also expressed American desire to build a bridge for understanding and cooperation between the two countries via overseas Lao, particularly the 500,000 ethnic Lao, Hmong, Khmu, Thai Dam, Mien and others living in the United States.
Having a real discussion with give and take about important issues is the American way, and I am so proud that so many in the Lao American community can join in and share their views.
First, finding the remains of Americans lost during the Indochina conflict is a top priority for the United States in Laos.
usinfo.org /wf-archive/2002/020610/epf106.htm   (2534 words)

 University of California Irvine Southeast Asian Archive
The Laotian American population is characterized by the diverse cultures and languages of its many ethnic groups.
The ethnic, or lowland, Lao (Lao Loom) are linguistically and ethnically close to neighboring Thailand and are Theravada Buddhists.
Adapted from "Who are the Laotian Americans?" by Carl L. Bankston.
www.lib.uci.edu /libraries/collections/sea/seaexhibit/laoam.html   (384 words)

 Vuong G. Thuy Papers, 1976-1992   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Thuy was born and raised in Vietnam and received an international education in Europe before he came to America in the mid-1960s.
These organizations sought to promote educational and economic advancement for Indochinese Americans, while calling for racial harmony among all of the different ethnic groups residing in the United States.
During his association with the Indochinese American Council, Thuy began a term as a professor of Linguistics at Temple University.
www2.hsp.org /collections/manuscripts/t/thuy3017.htm   (800 words)

 AsianWeek.com: National News: Laotian American Gambling Ring Busted   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
By Pierce Presley/AP A gambling investigation that began in Laotian food markets in Fort Smith, Arkansas, spread to at least three other northwestern Arkansas cities and into Iowa before dozens of people were arrested.
One problem was the lack of Asian American officers in Arkansas.
Another obstacle was some Laotian Americans’ aversion to police, stemming from memories of corrupt law enforcement agencies in their native land, Barrows said.
www.asianweek.com /2001_01_19/news6_operationdoubledown.html   (577 words)

 LAS Officers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Encourage participation from the Laotian communities to engage in both social and cultural events.
Donna is a native of Massachusetts and an American of Canadian and Irish decent.
She has been volunteering actively in the Asian community in Metro Atlanta for 5 years and has made 3 trips to Laos and Southeast Asia in the past 2 years, often communicating between the Atlanta members and their relatives.
www.laotianamericansociety.org /board.htm   (789 words)

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