Hmong News – Laos

Hmong Collection and History

History and Refugee Services. When the Vietnam War and the unacknowledged "Secret War" in Laos ended in 1975, the U.S. withdrew from the conflict, leaving their Hmong allies to fe ...

Sen. Baldwin them tribute rau Wausau ob peb tug uas nrhiav tau Hmong museum

Damakant Jayshi Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) paid an official tribute this month to the founders of the ‘From Laos to America’ museum in Wausau and the 'We ... Read more ...

As Appleton schools anticipate Afghan refugee students, one middle school teacher shares her experience as a newcomer over 30 years ago

Chia Vang, a refugee from Laos, came to Appleton over 30 years ago. Now she shares her story as the district prepares to welcome Afghan refugees. Read more (opens in ...

From Laos to America Museum holds grand re-opening

It was a big day on Saturday for the Wausau Hmong community as people gathered for the grand re-opening of the museum "From Laos to America." ... Read more (opens ...

“From Laos to America” celebrate reopening in Wausau

The Hmong American Center celebrated heritage and history in honor of the re-opening of "From Laos to America" Museum Saturday. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Fresno poet Mai Der Vang explores a forgotten history in new book

Listen to the interview here. Fresno poet Mai Der Vang looks back on a dark chapter of history in her new collection “Yellow Rain.” Hmong refugees fleeing Laos at the ...

Flying for the CIA’s Secret Airline with Neil Hansen

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Neil spent his time working with and defending the Hmong people in Laos--and he disagrees with tales of POWs held there long after the end of the Vietnam War. After ...

Plight of Afghan refugees set to settle in Wisconsin brings back memories for Wausau Hmong family

Yeng Cher Khang and his family recount fleeing Laos, living in the refugee camps of Thailand and what it was like to resettle in Wisconsin in the early 1990s. Read ...

A daughter of Hmong refugees

We were one of the earlier Hmong refugee families that came to. My parents came from Laos, and my dad was a soldier fighting on behalf of the United States ...

Hmong Diaspora Banquet

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Hmong Institute event marking the 45th anniversary year (2020) of the Hmong leaving Laos, 5:30-8:30 pm, 10/2, Monona Terrace, with awards presentation. $75. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Hmong Institute: 45-Year anniversary of Hmong diaspora banquet

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The Hmong Institute will commemorate the 45 th year of the Hmong leaving Laos by hosting the Hmong Diaspora Banquet on Saturday, October 2, 2021, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m ...

‘From Laos to America’ Museum reopens, searching for help

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After being closed for a year and a half, the Wausau museum, From Laos to America Museum has reopened in a new location, but it’s facing new challenges. Read more ...

Milwaukee woman recounts own refugee experience, provides prospective as new wave of refugees arrive

Mayhoua Moua was six years old when her home country of Laos fell to communism in the aftermath of the Vietnam War in May of 1975. Read more (opens in ...

Animation: A Hmong refugee’s journey to the United States

The U.S. Hmong population has nearly doubled since the year 2000. It’s been on the rise since the end of the Vietnam War when those who helped the CIA from ...

Scenes of desperation at Afghanistan airport bring back painful memories for Hmong Minnesotans

Hmong soldiers who spent years fighting on behalf of the US in Laos, were suddenly left to evacuate with their families, flooding a military airstrip in hopes of catching one ...

OPINION: Why watching the evacuation in Afghanistan reminds me of the struggles and triumphs of my refugee family

I was the first in my refugee family to be born in the United States. My parents and four older siblings were refugees from the Vietnam War, during which time, ...

Vietnam war veteran says Afghanistan evacuation brings back painful memories

“I had been close to Hmong people in Laos, and at the end of the war I mean they were pretty much slaughtered,” Curry remembered. The images out of Afghanistan ...

Short Takeoff and Landing

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From Pittsburg, Kansas, to Padong, Laos, the Helio Courier, the CIA’s ‘Litterbug’ airplane, has a remarkable, if largely forgotten, history. Read more (opens in new tab) ...