Hmong News – Laos

What it means to be a Hmong American

Wausau - About 12 percent of the Wausau population is made up of Hmong American's, with ancestry tied to refugees who fled Laos after the Vietnam War in the 1970's ...

‘Happy tears’: Lee’s gold sparks joy at home in Minnesota

Her triumph delighted all of Minnesota but carried special resonance in the state’s large and close-knit Hmong American community. The Hmong fought for the U.S. in Laos during the Vietnam ...

Sheriff identifies man shot during California wildfire as tensions rise with pot growers

My current living situation is much like when I lived in the jungles of Laos,” one Siskiyou County resident wrote in a court filing. Read more (opens in new tab) ...

Mai Xiong

My parents were farmers who were born and lived in the remote mountainous areas of Laos. We are of Hmong descent. The Hmong people are an ethnic minority group that ...

Unique museum collection of Hmong cultural items finds new home in downtown Wausau

Retired D.C. Everest elementary school principal Jim Harris amassed the unique collection visiting Hmong villages during more than 22 trips to Laos. Read more ...

This Secret U.S. Military Base Fell to the Enemy — Vietnamese Commandos

Fifty years ago on March 12, 1968, a top-secret U.S. base on a mountain top in Laos was overrun by an elite force of Vietnamese commandos. Only six of the ...

Shooting at the Moon: The Story of America’s Clandestine War in Laos

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In Shooting at the Moon, Roger Warner chronicles a covert operation that used Hmong villagers as guerrilla fighters against the North during the Vietnamese War. Thought to be an expendable ...

Photo shows ethnic minority group in Laos in 2003, photographer says

A photo has circulated on social media alongside a claim it shows a group of South Vietnamese people shortly before they were killed by North Vietnamese troops at the end ...

Border guards intercept Vietnamese border jumpers from Laos

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A group of six Vietnamese border jumpers were caught trying to sneak into Vietnam on Sunday evening through the country’s border with Laos. Authorities in Nam Giang District, Quang Nam ...

Free Hmong American Essays and Papers

The Hmong Culture The Hmong Culture of South Asia is a very interesting ethnic group. Between 300,000 to 600,000 Hmong live in Southeast Asian countries, such as Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, ...

Hmong veteran and community advocate Colonel Vang Fong passes away

FRESNO, California (KSEE/KGPE) — Hmong veteran and advocate Colonel Vang Fong died Saturday at the age of 77. Colonel Vang Fong fought with the Central Intelligence Agency’s “Secret Army” in ...

Pao Lor’s ‘Modern Jungles’ explores his childhood journey from Laos to Green Bay

If they will be proud of him, if they might disavow him. For an accomplished educator and author of the new memoir “Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of ...

Atrocities against the Hmong in Laos

The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) has released a report documenting an increase in military attacks and repression of the Hmong community indigenous to the Xaisomboun region of ...

Ethnic Origins: The Adaptation of Cambodian and Hmong Refugees in Four American Cities

Milton Osborne (1988, 22)... Only 350 miles separate Angkor Wat from the Plain of Jars, the area of Laos where the Hmong once claimed autonomy (see figure 3.1). Yet the ...

After 33 years, Winona’s Yong Nhia Lor works toward citizenship

Yong Nhia Lor, left, stands with his wife, Judy Xiong, on their back deck in Winona, Thursday, April 15, 2021. Lor, a refugee from Laos who has lived in the ...

Cultural Conversations: Former D.C. Everest School District principal visits Laos annually to learn Hmong culture

Former principal for Weston Elementary School, Jim Harris, visits Laos annually to teach himself and central Wisconsin about Hmong culture and heritage. Read more ...

“Modern Jungles”: UW-Green Bay Professor Shares His Story as a Hmong Refugee

The memoir, “Modern Jungles: A Hmong Refugee’s Childhood Story of Survival,” recounts the first 14 years of Lor’s life, when he fled from his home in Laos to refugee camps ...

Personal Narrative: Escaping The Nightmare Of Laos

Both of my parents were born in Laos, which is a country located in southeastern Asia. During the Vietnam War and Laotian Civil War, or as many Hmong Americans call ...