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Open season: documentary film showing

 Photo Credits to Chuleeanan Svetvilas and Hyphen Magazine

Join filmmaker Mark Tang for a screening and discussion of documentary “Open Season” (co-directed by Lu Lippold) Five years in the making, this documentary offers an in-depth investigation of the complex issues surrounding the violent confrontation where a Hmong hunter killed six white hunters in rural Wisconsin.

When and where?

  • Monday, April 16 4:30 p.m.
  • Brookdale Library
  • 6125 Shingle Creek PKWY

On November 21, 2004, 6 Caucasians hunters were killed by a Hmong immigrant during a violent deer hunting confrontation. What really happened? Mark Tang, co-director and producer of the documentary “Open Season” will share his findings and experiences.

It’s free and open to teen grades 6 and up.

Click here for more information about the documentary and co-directors.

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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Community news


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Jobs, 09-09-2011

Education and Employment Access Day, September 23, 2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program

NWHHSC SE Asian Chemical Health Coordinator Position Opening

CHAT’s Executive Director Position

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Posted by on September 9, 2011 in Community news


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Embracing Cambodia: The Yearning for Home, Aug. 13-Sept 14

Embracing Cambodia: The Yearning for Home — Opening reception


Saturday, August 13 · 1:00pm – 4:00pm
UROC Gallery

2001 Plymouth Avenue North 55411
Minneapolis, MN
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Phira Rehm has never seen Cambodia, but the beauty of its art, people, and folklore captivate her. Come along as she shares her own work together with her family’s collection of Cambodian paintings, Buddha and temple figures, and shares her struggle to find understanding and place somewhere between two cultures.There will be feasts for the eyes, ears and mind including wonderful art, food and local musicians playing traditional Cambodia music.

The show will continue at UROC through September 14, 2011.

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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Community news


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Longing for Qeej, a Hmong dance drama, Aug 8th


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Posted by on August 2, 2011 in Community news


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2011 APIA Spoken Word Summit, this week

2011 Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word & Poetry Summit, Twin Cities!

August 4-7

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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Community news


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Upcoming Events “Prayers on the Prairie” and “Be Bold, Boldly Be”

The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and MN Humanities Center invites the community to the screening of “Prayers on the Prairie” – a documentary on Asian Minnesotan religious practices.

  • Thursday, June 30th at 6:00pm
  • Located at the Brookdale 8 Cinemas
  • 5810 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Free and open to the public.

  • Seats are limited. Please RSVP at 651-757-1740.
  • Limit 4 tickets per person.


The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans invites the community to “Be Bold, Boldly Be”!

  • Wednesday, June 29th at 7:00pm
  • Located at Neighborhood House/Wellstone Center
  • 179 Robie Street East, Saint Paul, MN 55107
  • Free and open to the public – youth and teens are encouraged to attend!


For more info, contact Saymoukda D. Vongsay, Arts and Culture Heritage Series Curator

Email: saymoukda.vongsay [at]

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Posted by on June 27, 2011 in CAPM Events, Community news


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Dragon Festival

The Dragon Festival is a two day, family and community friendly event that displays Asian cultural heritage in full force, and is much looked forward by the Asian Pacific community in Minnesota. The Dragon Boat Festival is a 2,400 year old traditional festival that is based on the legend of Qu Yuan. Our community was inspired to start Twin Cities’ own Dragon Boat event after watching so many successful events in many other parts of the United States.

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Posted by on June 1, 2011 in Community news


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Yellow, Where We Can Be

“Yellow, Where We Can Be” now available! Click here for a sneak peek into this collection of Asian Pacific youth stories and creative works from Minnesota!

“The idea for this book started with a simple question: Where are the stories of Asian America youth among the vastness of American literature?

Mixed into this query was the thirst to know more about themselves and a deep desire for others to know of them. Indeed, stories about them were far and few in between and rarer still were stories that were written by them. They realized that something was wrong for here they are, in America, living and breathing as Americans. And yet, their faces and stories were not a part of the images they saw every day in the media and or much less reflected back in the books and lesson plans they had in school, the place of learning and knowledge where they spent their days.

They determined that if no one was going to write their stories then they would write them and share them with world. The results of their determination are held within this book.”

Released at our Annual Heritage Banquet on May 13th, Yellow, Where We Can Be is now available for the general public.

Yellow, Where We Can Bewas funded with money from the arts and cultural heritage fund that was created by a vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

To get a copy for yourself or your organization, please contact us at 651 757-1740 or For TTY communication, 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

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Posted by on May 26, 2011 in CAPM news, Community news


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2011 APIA Spoken Word Summit will take place in the Twin Cities

2011 Asian Pacific Islander American Spoken Word & Poetry Summit, Twin Cities!

Happening August 4-7 in beautiful Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Workshop proposals and requests for featured performers for Summit are due JUNE 1. Go to the Summit website at and click “Programs” to find application forms.

Featured guests at Summit this summer:

Joe Kadi is a writer and teacher, living in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. The connections between creativity, social justice, and community have fed and intrigued him for a long time. He has two books out, Food For Our Grandmothers: Writings by Arab-American and Arab-Canadian Feminists, and Thinking Class: Sketches from a Cultural Worker (both written when he was a woman known as Joanna).

David Mura‘s memoirs, poems essays, plays and performances have won wide critical praise and numerous awards. Their topics range from contemporary Japan to the legacy of the internment camps and the history of Japanese Americans to critical explorations of an increasingly diverse America. He gives presentations at educational institutions, businesses and other organizations throughout the country.

Brenda Wong Aoki has broken barriers and established a new artistic genre as a contemporary American storyteller. Her work is a synthesis of Japanese noh and kyogen Theater, Commedia Dell’Arte, modern dance and every day experience. Her work is included as part of the Asian American Women Playwrights Archive at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Lawson Fusao Inada’s first book, Before the War, was the first individual book of poems by an Asian American poet published by a major company. He was the fifth Poet Laureate of the state of Oregon. His 1994 book, Legends from Camp, won the American Book Award. Also a musician, Inada cites jazz and his time in the internment camps as his chief influences as a poet.

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Posted by on May 16, 2011 in Community news


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A Thousand Journeys, One Home: Asian-Pacific Heritage Day


  • Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN
  • Dates: April 3, 2011
  • Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Fee: 2-for-1 admission. $10 Adults, $8 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17.

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Posted by on March 30, 2011 in CAPM Events, Community news


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