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Bhutanese Refugees

One of the newest and growing refugee communities in Saint Paul, Minnesota is the Bhutanese people. Many of them spent time in refugee camps in Nepal before locating to Minnesota. As a result, Nepali tends to be the first language of the Bhutanese people living in the north end of St. Paul.

This video, put to song, captures images of what life has been like for many of these refugees:

This video captures footage of Bhutanese refugees who have been resettled in Minnesota, including some of them sharing a little bit of their stories, and other footage of cultural events held here:

This video recounts some of the history behind the present refugee situation for the Bhutanese people (more photos and music):

This video was created by the United Nations as an effort to share the story of refugees from Bhutan:

 
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Posted by on June 25, 2012 in Bhutanese

 

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