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.