Akha Hill Tribe Thailand

http://www.akha.org Heart of the Golden Triangle in South East Asia, the Akha Hill Tribe people find themselves living in the mountain border zones of five countries, fighting to sustain their way of life in a time of consumerism and destruction of the natural environment. Embattled to defend their traditional culture from seige by american missionaries, they hang on. See how you can help. Join: akhaweeklyjournal-subscribe@yahoogroups.com Make a donation or be a volunteer in Thailand.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Sacramento California

Hmong friends in Sacramento told me that two Akha families came into a government office about medical care in the first days of September. So I have been contacting these different government offices and putting out flyers looking for these few Akha families.

As well, I now have a contact with a US government official in Thailand who is handling the movements of Hmong, as apparently there may still be some Akha families coming to the US from the Hmong camp at the temple there in Thailand.

In addition, I have now put out word and am checking other Hmong communities in the US. Fresno, Wisconsin, Minnesota and a few other places. One Akha man was seen in San Francisco several years ago. So hopefully we will be able to connect all these scattered Akha people in the US and maybe other countries as well. Just one more example of how important human services are to the indigenous, particularly when they get displaced.

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