Focusing on the Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam

Focusing on the Ethnic Minorities of Vietnam

An Inter­view with Alden Anderson I recent­ly did an inter­view with Sam­my Tuong Hoang of Cul­ture Mag­a­zin for the Dec/Jan 2021 issue. Pre­sent­ed here is the print­ed article. The arti­cle can be found on their web­site here. This arti­cle is also avail­able:...
Nga, Si La Ethnic Group, Vietnam

Nga, Si La Ethnic Group, Vietnam

Nga, Si La Ethnic Group, Vietnam “Study­ing is hard but it is fun. I love going to school. When I grow up, I want to be a singer. Because singers are beau­ti­ful!” “We often hang out with each oth­er every day. We wear tra­di­tion­al clothes to school on Mon­day. We...
Giay Shaman Northern Vietnam

Giay Shaman Northern Vietnam

Lái — Shaman — Giáy Ethnic Group The Sto­ry of a Shaman from North­ern Vietnam “I am a fourth-gen­er­a­tion shaman. My father is a shaman as well. I start­ed to learn when I was 15.” “It is not easy becom­ing a shaman. It’s eas­i­er to learn Viet­namese than this...
The Ethnic Diversity of Northern Vietnam

The Ethnic Diversity of Northern Vietnam

The Ethnic Diversity of Northern Vietnam “The Ha Nhi’s cos­tume has blue stitch­ing and labyrinthine lines rep­re­sent­ing moun­tains and rice ter­races. The blue col­or rep­re­sents life. The tra­di­tion­al cos­tume is indis­pens­able in our cul­ture.” — Trụ,...