NWSISD hosts adult
educational field trip to Minnesota History Center We are Hmong Minnesota, Hmong Village
Thirty five staff members from across the Northwest Suburban
Integration School District (NWSISD) consortium climbed aboard a school bus and
enjoyed a student-free field trip to the Minnesota History Center We are Hmong Minnesota and lunch at the
Hmong Village in St. Paul. As a part of NWSISD’s
Inter-District Partnership (IDP) meeting series, featured guests Mee Yang from
Mounds View Schools and Sydney Chang from Osseo Area Schools led participants through
the exhibit and provided a deeper understanding about the Hmong people and appreciation
of their history and culture.
We are Hmong Minnesota
celebrates the 40th anniversary of Hmong migration to Minnesota
following the war in Southeast Asia.
Today, the Twin Cities metro area is home to 66,000 Hmong, the second
largest urban Hmong population outside of Los Angeles, CA. The exhibit commemorates the anniversary and
celebrates the significant political, social, and economic contributions the
Hmong have made to Minnesota and to the Nation.
The Hmong Village
Shopping Center gave participants a chance to enjoy an amazing cultural
experience. Hmong Village offers a
variety of native Hmong dishes to enjoy there or to take home; bakery goods, as
well as authentic clothing, accessories, and toys.