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Monday, February 07, 2011
[The 500 Project] Asian American communities
I had a friend ask me recently why I always say there's over 60 different cultures who make up Asian America. In Minnesota, for example, we can find significant or emerging populations from many of the following nations and societies, each who trace their traditions back over centuries.
As the Kartika Review and I take on the 500 project, looking for at least 10 readers of Asian America in each state, I can't also help but hope that over time, among each of these communities, we'll one day find at least one of their writers in each state, too, who might chronicle their daily lives or preserve the stories and traditions of old, or who might express the dreams of their people as they walk into the future. But here, then, for your consideration:
Federated States of Micronesia
Federated States of Midway Islands
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
This is by NO means encyclopedic, but it's a start. We know they're here in the US and US territories for the scope of this search, and we hope to find and discover many new friends along the way!