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Animal Sacrifices: (Like Native American), (Healing), (Appease Dabs)

Animal Sacrifices: (Like Native American), (Healing), (Appease Dabs)

Beginning Again: The Hmong and the United States Transition: Let’s step back for a minute from my culture and my individualistic needs and wants and learn a little about a culture that contrasts my own. For my project, I interviewed Steven Vang, Mai Vang (no relationship-just clan structure), Dr. Vang Xiong; attended two Hmong cultural […]

Hmong Culinary Diets: Native American Woodland Plant, “Solomons Seal”

Hmong Culinary Diets: Native American Woodland Plant, “Solomons Seal”

Hmong Diet Typical US Hmong Diet There are a lot of common items that the average Hmong families eat. Mustard Greens, Pork, Chicken, beef, and rice. To answer some of these questions, I did a bit of research and found that Hmong diets differ slightly depending on geographical location. For the most part though, a […]

Hmong Clothing: People See It on Me as Being Native American Clothing

Hmong Clothing: People See It on Me as Being Native American Clothing

Scenes from the Hmong New Year’s Celebration CHIBCHA Man, I think Hmong culture is really cool! I read in the “marie claire” magazine, April 2005, an article, that Kia Vang wrote about her father who’s not a killer, and many people look at hmong people and thay hate them, thinking that they are murderous animals, […]

Indian: Native-American, Explorer Thought They Had Reached East Indies

Indian: Native-American, Explorer Thought They Had Reached East Indies

Hmong Means Free? This short article is a response to the Author, Chan, in regard to the book Hmong means Free. This article is not to criticize but to clarify the misunderstanding of the meaning of the word “Hmong”. Chan has stated that “The word Hmong means ‘free’” (1994:3). Let me begin by saying that […]

Folk Medicine: Native American Healer, Anthropologist

Folk Medicine: Native American Healer, Anthropologist

Shamans of the Hmong community One of my most recent stories for “Quality of Life” on KVPR-FM was about ancient health practices in the Hmong community, which are still honored today. When the Hmong immigrated to the Central Valley, their traditional ways often clashed with Western medicine, but education has given both sides a greater […]

Religious Spiritual Ceremonies Among Hmong And Native American

Religious Spiritual Ceremonies Among Hmong And Native American

Cultural Competence in Health Care Alternate Healing Systems Cultures differ considerably in their views about health and illness, and may have strong beliefs in alternate healing systems such as acupuncture among Chinese-Americans, Ayurvedic medicine among Asian-Indians, and religious/spiritual ceremonies among Hmong and Native American individuals. These systems are not always evidence-based but are frequently critical […]

Traditional, Spiritual Healing: Hmong And Native American Communities

Traditional, Spiritual Healing: Hmong And Native American Communities

Engaging the Underserved Traditional and Spiritual Healers Many community members reported that they rely on alternative approaches and traditional healers for dealing with mental illness. Traditional healers were described as respected and trusted community leaders who are a source of strength and empowerment for many community members. The reliance on traditional and spiritual healing approaches […]

Dancers: Mexican Folklorico, Hmong, Native American Traditions

Dancers: Mexican Folklorico, Hmong, Native American Traditions

The diversity of a diverse city Members of the Hiva Nui group were face to face with the other dancers representing Mexican Folklorico, Hmong, and Native American traditions, teaching them something from their culture and picking up something from the others. To me it was a shining example of the great strength of diversity that […]