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Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project: Interview with Tenzin Chodon
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Tenzin Chodon was born in Nyigo, Tibet. She moved with her parents to India in 1959. Chodon was a teacher in India until moving to the United States as part of the U.S. Tibetan Resettlement Project. She is one of the principal founders of the Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) in Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Parents, family, traveling from Tibet, Tibetan Institute for Performing Arts (TIPA), Tibetan Children's Village (TCV), school in India, teaching in India, death of husband, separation of family, deciding to come to the United States, first jobs in the U.S., transportation, translating, community, immigration clinic, Tibetan Woman's Association (TWA), Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC), preserving culture, community, challenges, children, adjusting to the U.S., food, Buddhism, activism, differences and similarities between India and the U.S.
2 hours sound cassette
32 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
01:45:35 running time
Interviewee: Chodon, Tenzin
Interviewer: Yangdon, Tenzin
Interviewer: Lenz, Charles
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 104 (Library Call Number)
AV2005.106.1 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Minnesota Tibetan Oral History Project'