Hmong News – Laos

Ancient tooth in Laos cave a major find for human history

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After years of research, scientists found the tooth is the molar of a 4-to-6-year-old female of an ancient human ancestor who disappeared 50,000 years ago. Read more (opens in new ...

New project sheds light on U.S. “secret war” in Laos

The new mission called Legacies Library aims to tell the story of the secret bombings done by the U.S. on Laos during the Vietnam War. A group of volunteers have ...

Asian American Catholic woman takes pride in culture’s overlooked saints

I got to read the stories for the Korean saints.” Other stories in the Hallow series are in Japanese and Hmong, an ethnic group in Laos. Ku was able to ...

Preserving the history of America’s ‘secret war’ in Laos

A new online library documents the CIA-led campaign that made it the most bombed nation in history, the effects of which are still felt by Laotian Americans today. Read more ...

How the Hmong community made the Central Valley their home

The Hmong community migrated to the United States nearly 50 years ago after the Vietnam War, making their new home after fleeing Laos in the Central Valley. The ... Read ...

James Vinson Lawrence

He was stationed in Laos from 1962 to 1966 and had a close relationship with the Hmong leader Vang Pao in the U.S. war in Southeast Asia. An artist by ...

The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir

In search of a place to call home, thousands of Hmong families made the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward ...

Wausau school celebrates Hmong Heritage Month

Students and staff celebrated Hmong Heritage Month at John Marshall Elementary in Wausau. Jim Harris, the creator of the Hmong and Laos museum in Wasuau, was among the featured speakers ...

From poverty to peer leader: a refugee student finds success

When the United States military withdrew from Vietnam in 1975, many Hmong refugees migrated from Laos and Vietnam to refugee camps in Thailand and other countries in order to avoid ...

Questioning the Locals: Blia Schwahn

Blia Schwahn has done many great things. She was born in Laos, escaped to Thailand, and lived in a refugee camp for four years, then came to Eau Claire, making ...

My mother, a woman who defines the beauty of survival

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My mother’s first name is long forgotten. It was given when she was born in 1961 in the village of Dej Tshuaj, a small village in the Phou Bia Mountains, ...

‘Mlabri in the Woods’ offers a rare look at former hunter-gatherers

Director Yu Kaneko's documentary about an ethnic group living in the hills of Laos and northern Thailand began with an encounter with a Japanese linguist fluent in the Mlabri language ...

Manitowoc’s Nenglee Vang fled Laos with her mother and siblings in 1980. They sold embroidered items to survive. | Our Hmong Neighbors

Nenglee fled Laos with her mother and siblings in 1980. They sold embroidered items to get money for food and medicine. Here's their story. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

U.S. lifts visa sanctions on Laos. What this means for Fresno’s Hmong, Laotian communities

But uncertainty remains for thousands of Hmong and Laotians, including many locally, who hold a deportation order and have been living in limbo. In 2018, the Trump administration sanctioned Laos ...

Former Minneapolis police officer describes rough upbringing at trial for Floyd arrest

He told the jury his parents fled to the United States from Laos, refugees belonging to the Hmong ethnic group. He was born in St. Paul, the city neighboring Minneapolis, ...

Former Minneapolis police officer recalls knee-restraint training at trial for Floyd arrest

Story continues He told the jury his parents fled to the United States from Laos, refugees belonging to the Hmong ethnic group. He was born in St. Paul, the city ...

Minneapolis ex-police officer says he did not think George Floyd was dying

Paule asked his client. “No,” Thao replied. A ‘STRICT’ UPBRINGING Thao told the jury his parents fled to the United States from Laos before he was born, refugees belonging to ...

Guest editorial: US lifts visa sanctions on Laos

In 2018, the Trump Administration broadened visa sanctions on Laos for not complying with their demands to speed up deportations from the United States, establishing an immigration ban for Hmong, ...