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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Wangyal T. Ritzekura

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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Wangyal T. Ritzekura was born in Dzonga, Tibet. At a young age he moved with his parents to India. Ritzekura was teacher in India from 1976 until leaving for Minnesota in 1992 as part of the United States Tibetan Resettlement Project. Since arriving in Minnesota, Ritzekura has been a teacher, translator, and education liaison for the Tibetan community. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, traveling from Tibet, attending school in India, being a teacher in India, deciding to come to the United States, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), Tibetan Government in Exile, Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), activism, serving the Tibetan community in India and Minnesota, U.S. Tibetan Resettlement Project, Tibetan Green Book, coming to Minnesota, expectations of the US, first jobs in Minnesota, family separation, differences and similarities in teaching in India and the U.S., Tibetan Homeschool Liaison, community, challenges, Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM), education, Tibetan Cultural Center, Tibetan Culture School, preserving culture, preserving language, differences and similarities between Tibetan and American culture, youth, adjusting to Minnesota education system, parenting, future of community, Buddhism, stereotypes, Tibetan responsibilities, Tibetan Association of Minnesota (TAM), citizenship, educating Westerners about Tibet, U.S. politics, China, Tibetan holidays.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
36 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 01:29:38 running time
Creation Narrator: Ritzekura, Wangyal T.
Interviewer: Khando, Tenzin
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetan Americans -- Minnesota.
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/19/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106.16
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