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Southeast Asian Community

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The Southeast Asian communities of Cambodian, Hmong, Karen, Lao and Vietnamese are political refugees from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam as a result of the Vietnam War and the recent ethnic military and political conflicts in Myanmar. The Census does not capture the entire Southeast Asian population due to cultural and social differences that created barriers for the community from participating in the Census. The Southeast Asian's are very hospitable and put great emphasis on the spiritual world.

Current initiativesSEAsianphotocollage

Overall, housing, employment, public safety, business development and quality early childhood and family education continue to be some of the key issues for the Southeast Asian community.

Connecting with the community

The Southeast Asian community is an oral society. It is important that information be disseminated through various trusted traditional communication systems.

For more information about effective and culturally appropriate strategies to engage the Southeast Asian communities in Minneapolis, contact Michael Yang, Southeast Asian Community Specialist, at Michael.Yang@minneapolismn.gov or at 612-327-2830 (cell).

Latest News in the Southeast Asian Community

Photos:Top photo, July 2014 National Lao-Hmong Recognition Day, Bottom photos couresty of the Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota.

Last updated Jun 5, 2017

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