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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Jigme Ugen
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Jigme Ugen was born in Kalimpong, India. He moved to Minnesota in 2000. Ugen has worked with many political organizations including the 2002 senate campaign for Paul Wellstone. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Institute (ITBCI), Australia, identity conflicts, similarities and differences between Tibetan, Indian, and American culture, politics, Senator Paul Wellstone, immigration difficulties, assimilation, workers rights, unions, parenting, preserving culture, challenges, Tibetan Cultural Center, community, stereotypes, Tibetan politics, future of community, Regional Tibetan Youth Congress (RTYC), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Tibetan language, joint family living.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
40 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:04:22 running time
Creation Narrator: Ugen, Jigme
Interviewer: Lama, Tsewang Sangmo
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Tibetans
Made in Richfield, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/31/2005
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH 104
Accession Number AV2005.106.21
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'