Considering Cultures of Minnesota Hmong: · Title: Hmong History o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hYuXbtlvHg o 7:02 o Description: There is a person interviewed in the video who is Hmong. This video basically goes through the history of the Hmong culture. It traces where the Hmong have lived geographically as well as the hardships they have faced throughout history and where in the world they are distributed now. · Title: Minnesota Hmong Farmers-America’s Heartland: o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrI5ZbA0gxg o 5:13 o Description: This video is about Hmong farming in Minnesota. It does give a little bit of cultural background to the Hmong. But mostly the value in this video to an educator is a glimpse into the lives of some Minnesota Hmong, and this might give the educator a better understanding of what some of their Hmong students’ lives consist of and the responsibilities that they may have being farmers. · Title: “We are Hmong Minnesota” Family day at the MN History Center-March 7, 2015. o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzLSwNtRqUA o 1:02:27; 26:46-33:05 o Description: This app. Nine minute segment is part of a larger youtube video that is over an hour long. It is a broadcast from I believe the opening event or ceremony of the Hmong exhibit that has been on display at the Minnesota Historical Society for the past nine or so months. The speaker gives a bit more background on the history of the Hmong in Minnesota, and what it means to be Hmong in Minnesota. · Title: 10 things about Hmong culture, food and language you probably didn’t know o http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/01/10-things-hmong o This isn’t a youtube video, this is an article from Minnesota Public Radio’s website o Description: This is a good resource that gives the reader a well-informed introduction to Hmong culture. After reading this, I had a better understanding of the Hmong and their culture. Karen: · Title: Karen Culture: o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiB_9Ha4n70 o 20:14 o Description: This is a video that gives viewers a small glimpse into the cultural practices of the Karen people. It was sponsored by the Canadian government and showcases a wide variety of facts of the Karen culture from food to weaving to clothing to dance. · Title: Mae Sa: A Karen Story o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQSdikn1X6E o 18:35 o Description: This is a video about the village of Mae Sa in Myanmar, which is a Karen village. The main point of the video is to shed light on a plight that this village is going through, which is the construction of a dam that when complete will wipe out their village. Interspersed through all the environmental awareness parts of the video are glimpses into the culture as it stands in South East Asia today. You learn more about the Karen language, religion, education, and weaving on top of how they treat the environment. · Title: The Karen People o http://www.karen.org.au/karen_people.htm o This isn’t a youtube video o Description: This is a webpage that gives some basic information about the Karen people. It tells the reader more about the hardships that the Karen people are facing right now from persecution from the government to natural disasters to displacement. There is also demographic information, like how many Karen exist in Myanmar today. · Title: Karen people in Minnesota: o http://www.culturecareconnection.org/matters/diversity/karen.html o This isn’t a youtube video o Description: This article gives the reader a glimpse into Karen culture in Minnesota. It is very thorough and discusses the Karen’s social structure, diet, religion, health beliefs, and where they are located and how they are coping in Minnesota. Somali: · Youtube Channel: INTEGRATIONTV o Title: Minneapolis: Somali Museum of Minnesota Celebration § https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QBjsDWTtzg § 16:48; 3:24-16:48 § Description: this video features a Somali cultural event sponsored by the Somali Museum of Minnesota that took place at the fine arts center in Hopkins. This video has examples of traditional dance, as well as some interviews. I think that the only interview that has some merit would be an interview of a group of eighth grade students who went to this event. o Title: Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Somali Students § https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiURNNpanpo § 12:08; 4:11-12:08 § Description: this video features a Somali cultural event that took place on the U of M campus. This video is valuable because the viewer gets a good sense of how Somali students feel about their culture and living in Minnesota and what their future plans are. o Title: Minneapolis: First Somali Museum in the World § https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZItGm3KzzU § 13:55 § Description: This video is an interview with the director of the Somali Museum of Minnesota. One learns more about this institution and at the end of the video, the interviewer is taken on a tour of the museum and the viewer gets a glimpse into Somali history. o Title: INTEGRATION TV Mogadishu Finale: Somali Hooyos § https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX60-Mh33CE § 17:46; 13:20-17:46 § Description: This video takes place in Mogadishu, which is the capital city of Somalia. The section of video from 13:20-17:46 is important because one of the people being interviewed is a professor at a university and she talks about what educators can do to empower young Somali girls and how crucial it is to Somali society that they get an education. · Becoming Minnesotan: Stories of Recent Immigrants and Refugees: Somali o http://education.mnhs.org/immigration/communities/somali o This is not a youtube video o Description: This webpage is affiliated with the Minnesota Historical Society. It is a walkthrough of Somali History, culture, and how/why they came to Minnesota. It is very thorough and insightful and I think it would be a good quick-reference guide to an educator wanting to know more about Somali culture in Minnesota. Mexican-American: · Title: What does it mean to be Mexican-American? o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXrvQWUWJBA o 5:36 o Description: This is a video that was put out by the BBC about what exactly it means to be Mexican-American in the United States. It is a nice overview or summary of the culture in the words of people who identify themselves as Mexican-Americans as well as how it differentiates from Mexican culture. · Title: Latino Learning Modules: Latino Culture and Cultural Values o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15jdTQIr7j4 o 10:26 o Description: This video is one in a series of videos put out by the University of Georgia where the main purpose is to acclimate non Mexican-Americans to Mexican-American culture and society. This particular video looks specifically at culture and values, and I can see this being helpful to an educator who is looking to connect more with students who are Mexican-American. · Title: Latino Learning Modules: Latino Education o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzMXxitvbfM o 15:50 o Description: this video is a longer one, but if one truly wants to understand education from the perspective of Mexican-American students, then it is a must-see. This video describes the hardships that are stacked up against Mexican-American students. It gives advice as well on the best ways in which an educator can offer assistance to their students who are Mexican-Americans who are maybe struggling with learning. This is another one of those videos that was put out by the University of Georgia. · Becoming Minnesotan: Stories of Recent Immigrants and Refugees: Latino o http://education.mnhs.org/immigration/communities/latino o This is not a youtube video o Description: This is another page put out by the Minnesota Historical Society (much like the other one about Somalis in Minnesota). This one is dedicated to Latinos in Minnesota and it gives information about immigrant history, demographics, and culture of Latinos in Minnesota. Native American (Dakota/Lakota and Ojibwa/Chippewa): · MPR: o Title: Teaching American Indian Music, Arts, Culture, and Traditions (Classical MPR in the Classroom): § https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wkc-MLyAXw § 11:13 § Description: This video is a filmed demonstration of Ojibwa music at an elementary school. The performer is a member of the Ojibwa tribe; her name is Lyz Jaakola. Interspersed throughout the musical performance are facts about Ojibwa culture: their values and beliefs. o Title: Teaching appreciation and understanding for Native American music and culture with Lyz Jaakola § https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rREAQ5yLN84 § 9:02 § Description: This video also features Lyz Jaakola. She doesn’t really perform in this video, but rather it is a sit-down interview with a spokesperson from MPR. She talks more about how important music is to her culture and how many of the customs of the Ojibwa stem from their understanding of music. · Title: Overview of Indian Tribes in Minnesota: o http://mn.gov/indianaffairs/tribes.html o Not a youtube video o Description: I can see how this would be a good first resource for someone who is looking to find out more about the various Indian Reservations that are in Minnesota. There are links one can click on for each reservation listed that will bring one to pages with more information on its history. · Title: Lakota Culture-Session 1 o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvcf8FXr8Ug o 7:36 o Description: This is the first video in a series of videos about the Lakota culture. The man speaking in the videos is a Lakota Elder. I think the purpose is to educate non-Lakota tribe members about their culture. There are eighteen sessions total, from what I can gather. · Title: Beginning Dakota o http://www.beginningdakota.org/index.php?page=lessons&lesson=1 o Not a youtube video o Description: Do you want to learn some words and phrases in Dakota? The Minnesota Historical Society has a page that appears to be a handful of sample lessons or fragments of lessons from a book that teaches you the Dakota language. There is the option to buy the book at the bottom of the page. Grammar isn’t really highlighted, but the lessons do show examples of some verb conjugations, as well as basic vocabulary like numbers, family member names, etc… Each word has an audio button next to it, so you can hear how the word is properly pronounced, which is helpful. · Title: In Honor of the People o http://www.inhonorofthepeople.org/ o Not a youtube video o Description: My understanding of what this source is, is that it’s a collection of testimonies, biographies, and artifacts pertaining to American Indian people in Minnesota. There may be snippets of information that would be good for educators to know, so I think it would be worth exploring. Asian Indians: · Title: Asian Indian Numbers in Metro Surge o http://www.startribune.com/asian-indian-numbers-in-metro-surge/122756984/ o Not a youtube video o Description: This is an article that the Star Tribune published back in 2011 about Asian Indians in Minnesota. An Indian family is featured and part of the article focuses on their experiences with being Indian in Minnesota. The rest of the article is about how the Asian Indian population of the Twin Cities is growing and having an impact on the economy and culture here. · Title: Asian Indian Americans o http://www.everyculture.com/multi/A-Br/Asian-Indian-Americans.html o Not a youtube video o Description: Fair warning, this is a very long article. It covers all aspects of Indian culture from culture to values to the history of India and Indian Americans in the United States. This article is perfect for someone who is looking for a well-rounded description of Asian Indian peoples as it covers both their experiences/culture in India as well as in the United States. · Title: Becoming Minnesotan: Stories of Recent Immigrants and Refugees: Asian Indians o http://education.mnhs.org/immigration/communities/asian-indian o Not a youtube video o Description: This article is put out by the Minnesota Historical Society. It is meant to acquaint people with Asian Indian culture as well as the Asian Indian experience in Minnesota. This article details the demographics of India and Asian Indians in America as well as Minnesota. It also elaborates on the languages, religions, cuisine, and the history of Asian Indian people in India and Minnesota.