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Ambassador to Mongolia: Who Is Piper Campbell?


 

The landlocked nation of Mongolia, sandwiched between Russia and China, has long been one of the most remote and least developed places in the world. Its progress toward democracy and economic development since the end of the Cold War will likely be familiar to the career diplomat nominated by President Obama on March 5, 2012, to be the next ambassador to Mongolia.

Piper Anne Wind Campbell, daughter of Gay Campbell and David N. Campbell, a longtime director of Gibraltar Industries, which manufactures and distributes building materials. She was born circa 1966 in Buffalo, New York, and graduated Nichols School, a Buffalo prep school, in 1984. She later said her participation in a summer exchange program to Japan “definitely set me onto this career path in diplomacy.” Campbell earned a B.S. in Foreign Service with a certificate in Asian Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1988, and a Masters in Public Administration at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government in 1999.

She worked briefly for an organization promoting trade between Western New York and Canada prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1989. She began her career with service as a consular and administrative officer at the embassy in Manila, Philippines, followed by a stint as a general services officer providing support to the three U.S. missions in Brussels, Belgium (to the EU, to NATO and to Belgium). Campbell served in the State Department Operations Center from 1994 to 1995, and in the International Organizations Bureau from 1995 to 1996. Detailed to the civil affairs section of a UN peacekeeping mission in the Balkans from 1996 to 1998, Campbell helped the US Agency for International Development (USAID) establish an office in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia, in 1998.

After taking a one-year leave to earn her M.P.A. in 1999, Campbell covered Asian issues and Security Council reform at the U.S. Mission to the UN in New York from 1999 to 2002, and served as counselor for Humanitarian Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2002 to 2006. Campbell then served at the Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, first as deputy chief of mission, starting September 20, 2006, and then as chargé d’affaires ad interim from August 25, 2008, to January 19, 2009.

Back in Washington, Campbell served as chief of staff to Jack Lew, the deputy secretary of state for Management and Resources, until being named consul general at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah, Iraq, on July 12, 2011.

Piper Campbell has donated $3,200 to Democratic candidates and organizations over the years, with $1,500 going to the 2004 presidential campaign of John Kerry and $700 to the Democratic National Committee in 2004; she also donated $1,000 to Barack Obama’s campaign in 2008, according to OpenSecrets.org. An avid runner, Campbell has competed in marathons and half marathons on three continents.

Source: http://www.allgov.com

 

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Kalmyk Day , New Jersey


KALMYK DAY AUGUST 19, 2012

 

Soccer Game at Oak Glen Park Begins @ 9:00am
Teams: Mongolian, Tibetan & Kalmyks

Then Kalmyk Cultural Day Begins @ 2:00pm
Performances by:

  • Kalmyk Adult Dancers, Singers
  • Kalmyk Kids’ Singers, Dombar players
  • Kalmyk Rock Band
  • Ethnic Food Tastings
  • Cash Bar – Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Shaslik

Smithsonian Institute will be present along with Local Press coverage

KALMYK DAY AUGUST 19, 2012

Mongol American Facebook Groups


 

Mongol American Presenting Facebook Groups.

Are you eager to looking for Mongol Americans on Facebook Groups ?

We are recommending to you  recent and most active Facebook Groups .

  1. NYC Mongol
  2. Mongolian Student Association-Los Angeles
  3. Mongolians in Boston
  4. Cool Mongolians Chi-Town only Chicago
  5. Chicago Bulls Mongolian Fans
  6. Bay Area Mongolians Zar
  7. Mongolian American Student Association (MASA)
  8. Chicago Mongolian Football
  9. Bay Area Mongolian Com
  10. The Mongolian School of the National Capitol Area
  11. NYC MGL
  12. Cool Mongolians in Los Angeles
  13. Mongolians in Saskatoon  Canada
  14. Hazara Mongolian Global Initiative
  15. Young Mongolian Professionals Association in America ,NGO
  16. Mongolian Students Non Profit  Organization in America (MSNOA)
  17. DMV Mongolians
  18. Hazara Association of Canada
  19. Kalmyk American Association
  20. Kalmyk Brotherhood Society
  21. Buryats in America
  22. NYC & New Jersey Kalmyks
  23. Гадаадад суугаа монголчууд (Mongolians who lives in Overseas)
  24. American Youth Leadership Program with Mongolian
  25. American Mongolian Basketball
  26. Canadian Alumni of Mongolia
  27. PC- Mongolia DC
  28. Mongolian American Women’s Association
  29. Mongolians in Boston (the new better version)

 

“Orus” means “foreign”


 

The upsurge of anti-Russian and separatist sentiment is marked in several republics of the country

In Russia, settled opinion: The Russian population is oppressed only in the North Caucasus republics. Somehow forgotten that the country is composed of many ethnic regions. Some of them are Russian perhaps worse off than their cousins ​​in the North Caucasus.

The Russian population in Kyzyl – capital of the Republic of Tuva, complains of worsening hostility towards them from the indigenous population. People say that some time has been relatively quiet, and suddenly they took up arms again.

– The relatively calm – does not mean good. On the streets – looks angry and hissing, “Orus” – that word mean aliens – says a resident of Kyzyl, a former school teacher of geography, Anna Kazakova. – It continues for more than 20 years. In the Soviet period, Russian was 50% of the population, now – less than 20%. On the streets periodically appear the inscription “Russian, get out!”

As a result, the outflow of people of Slavic appearance continues.

In the early 1990s, Tuva ASSR (now Republic of Tuva), famous for the fact that its territory in the Soviet Union began the first “Russian pogroms.” Tuvan youth began to smash the rural houses in which lived Russian. Then the stream poured into the cities and towns. On the map of the republic there were real hot spots – Khovu-Aqsa Sosnovka, Bai-Haak. There were riots with national overtones in Kyzyl.

– My family was leaving Tuva twice, because to live where you hate just because you’re Russian, it is impossible. And my family lived there for almost 50 years – says the 18-year-old resident of the town of Krasnoyarsk Territory Kuragino Svetlana Arkhipova. – It’s a shame and what the new place we believe someone else is called Tuvinians. In Tuva I liked. It is very beautiful and unique flora and fauna – you can see the deer, and camels. If it was possible, never went to their homes. But the fear generated by it, remains to this day, I can not fight it.

Writer, blogger Senchina Elizabeth, who also was born and spent her childhood in Tuva, said that in recent years come to their places of fear:

– I tried at every opportunity to visit this rich ancient culture of the region with her husband and children. My family live there.

However, after the streets were Kyzyl roam the crowd of angry, slovenly-dressed people, decided that the home is not worth visiting. They came from rural areas, unemployed and hungry. Attack those who do not like them. One gets the impression that they were hit by a certain force.

A friend of mine who lives in this city at 18 o’clock went to the store. The crowd beat him cruelly. Another friend of mine said that even in the summer after 17 hours on the street is better not to show up – can strongly beat or rape.

“SP”: – They come in a tourist in Tuva?

– Especially love these places artists and musicians. A magnificent, full of talent edge. But recently, the flow of tourists has declined significantly. Recently spoke with a poet has been in Tuva, he lived in a yurt, a lot of contact with the locals. The poet said, “survived by a miracle. They are quick-tempered, there is again something started. ”

Yesterday called out an acquaintance said that Tuva is becoming more Chinese.

A resident of Kyzyl Irina Portnov said: “During the restructuring of all life was hard in Tuva. People had to put the blame on someone. We decided to dump the representatives of other nationalities. They fought fiercely, with deafening screams. ”

– Nationalism, we, of course, is present but no longer has those terrible shape in the late 1980s – early 1990s – said a resident of Kyzyl Anna Morozova. – I tuvinka half and half Russian. In Soviet times, the first heads of government structures have been Tuva, and closure – only Russian. Last had more rights and powers. Until now, residents are Russian believe that indigenous people rescued from tuberculosis and syphilis. But the village dying of famine and plague, and not just from these diseases.

Judging by the stories of Russian citizens of the republic of Kalmykia, their position is almost indistinguishable from their peers in distress from Tuva.

– Began constant collision with a young Kalmyk persons of Slavic nationalities, with the attacking mob, beaten with cruelty, using rebar and lead clubs – says a resident of the capital – city of Elista, Zoe, who asked not to call her name. – They create a group of Kalmyk people aged 17-18 years, who attacked a crowd of several dozen people on lonely passers-by or on two or three people of Slavic appearance. Sometimes, beaten to death – the stakes.

– There is a mass exodus from the Kalmyk steppe. They come mainly in Elista, where unemployment is a long time ago. Unable to find work, they drink and rob. Russian killed only because they – Russian – says a resident of the Kalmyk capital Anton Perevalov.

On this occasion, the State Duma deputy Nikolai Kuryanovich sent requests to the Prosecutor General’s Office and the FSB. However, according to Russian residents of Elista, the situation has not changed.

– You are a complete heresy! I – radical elistinets, never heard about this, – shouted into the phone the head of the Office of Communications and Information Policy of the Government of the Republic of Kalmykia, Nikolai Sandzhiev. – I will not talk about it.

Novosibirsk analyst George Polyankin says that in the Republic of Buryatia this does not come up, but the Nationalists there claimed by Russian:

– Burnatsisty – well-established symbol of the Buryat nationalist stand on the positions of separatism and Russophobia.

Burnatsisty believe Russian colonialists seized their territory. Part burnatsistov ascribes Russian genocide and the slave trade.

Russia today they believe the state, standing on the oppression of minority positions in favor of Russian. Russian media called burnatsisty chauvinistic views, therefore, actively sympathetic to the North Caucasian separatists and Muslim ethnic organized crime groups.

Also burnatsisty accused of destroying Russian Buryat culture: the withering away of the language, the erosion of cultural traditions, and isolation from the Mongol world.

They are very popular among the Buryats. The people of Slavic appearance live there in a constant state of anxiety. In this country prospers nationalism household: for all inconveniences blamed Russian.

 

Source :http://svpressa.ru/society/article/56683/

 

A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF HAZARA MONGOL


 

BY: ISHAQ MOHAMMADI

ISHAQ MOHAMMADI

Respected guests! It is a great honor to be here and celebrate 850th anniversary of the greatest conqueror in human history. The Great Gengez Khan was not only a great warrior but also a great thinker of his time, who bestowed a comprehensive law in the form of YASA to his people and other entire conquered nations. It is a matter of sorrow that some historians especially Iranians and Arabs have mentioned him and his successors as barbaric while it is a fact that on the contrary he, along with his successors brought peace, stability, justice and prosperity to all the conquered regions and introduced unique kinds of knowledge and art. It was Mongols who promoted miniature art to its peak especially during the Ilkhante period (Ikhan means younger Khan). They also promoted the new form of history writing which we  in Persian say “WAQAE NIGARI” or narration of facts. Some famous Muslim historians like Rashid-ud-Din-Fazlluah, Juwayni, Wassaf etc are  gifts of Ilkhante Mongol dynasty. The famous kind of Persian inscription “NASTALIQ” that is being used till now, is also the gift of the Great khan’s successors.

Honorable guests! It is not possible for me to shed light on the life of this greatest conqueror of the world but it is a good opportunity to introduce briefly my Hazara nation who is a part of “ULUS MUQUUL” that  the Great Khan himself named in spring 1206,s “QORALTAE” or grand assembly  held in “QURAQURAM”. Historians, who know Hazaras, believe that they are pure Mongol or some believe that they are turcko-Mongolian origin. It is correct that some Turkic tribes like QALAJ, QARLUQ , TURKMAN etcare now part of Hazara nation but the big portion of Hazara nation consists of pure Mongol origin. Like DAE CHOPAN (an Ilkhante commander), DAE BERKA(a Mongol commander), , ARGHUN (Il Khanate Commander), NEKODAR(Jughtain commander)or  BESUD .It  would be  very interesting for the audience to know that in Hazara BESUD there is a sub-tribe with the name of  “BURJAQIN”  which is believed to be the name of the tribe of the Great Khan himself. It is worth mentioning that the Turk tribe like NAEMAN is now part of Hazara nation but was merged into “ULUS MUQUUL” by the Great Khan. Historically it has been proved that up to the early 16th century some Hazara tribes were speaking Mongolian language as mentioned by king Babur the founder of Mughul dynasty in India in his famous book TUZKI BABURI. Despite the similarity of tribal names there are dozens of places in Hazarajat with the purely Mongolian name like JIGHATU near Ghazni  (driven with name of JUGHTAEE, the Great Khan’s son), BU-SED (taken with the name of ILKHANATE king BU-SAEED). CHOPAN (an  ILKHANATE commander as mentioned earlier).

Honorable guests, in spite of all other historic facts, a scientific research carried by Oxford University Bio-Chemistry Department in 2003, also proved that Hazara people are Mongolian origin. It is worth to mention that a campaign has been initiated here in the United States to explore the origin of Hazara through complete DNA test. I am sure that the finding of this research will not be other than the research done by the Oxford University of Great Brittan.

Hazara as a new nation established a great kingdom under  Arghun dynasty  in early 16th century which consists from Kabul to Sindh (present Pakistan). Later on Babur captured Kabul and Qandahar but their rule remained intact on the vast areas of northern Balochistan, Sindh and Multan (present Pakistan) up to 1591 A.D. The reflection of  the glory of Arghun can be seen in “MUKHLI” graveyard Thatha, which was the capital of this dynasty. Keeping in view the unique style of construction MUKHLI has been entitled as “World Heritage”.

Honorable guests!  Unfortunately the deprivation of Hazara started on the rise of Safavid in Iran. Safavid captured Qandahar in 1653A.D and posted Gargin Khan as governor with a clear intention to expel Hazara Mongol from plain lands of Heart to Kabul. He did complete this task by pushing Hazaras from their plain lands and planted a new Pashtoon Ghalzai tribe on the occupied Hazara lands. This occupation process kept continued and even made faster during ABDALID in 18th century. And this policy was finalized by Amir Abdur Rehman during 1880 to 1893 who annexed Hazarajat the land of Hazara nation and made part of his new Afghan kingdom (Afghanistan) forcefully. During 1880 to 1893 war, Amir Abdul Rehman has eliminated 62% of Hazaras in Hazarajat and disowned them of their fertile lands which were later on, distributed among Pashtoon nomads (Kochi). Therefore now historians agree that from hundred to hundred and fifty thousand square miles has been reduced in total area of Hazara home land.

Ladies and gentlemen! Despite all this massacre and genocide, Hazaras being a Mongol warrior not only exist in Afghanistan but now considered as a hope for a bright future of this war hit country because of their extra ordinary constructive abilities. Hazaras have got the highest education rate in Afghanistan in both genders. The  ever first Olympic medalist Rohullah Nekpai, ever first world boxing champion Hamid Rahimi, ever first female Governor Habiba Sarabi and ever first female Mayor Azra Jafferi  are the best proofs of being an extra ordinary nation in Afghanistan’s three centuries long history from one hand, while on the other hand it also reflect to their Mongolian origin ethnicity in which women had and still have a significant role in the society. Otherwise in Afghanistan like orthodox Muslim scenario, women are considered as an absurd product.

Honorable guests! During the Dark Age of Abdur Rehman and later on during Taliban era a large number of Hazaras were compelled to leave their home land Hazarajat and take refuge in neighboring countries. A huge number took refuge in Iran but unfortunately because of their Mongolian back ground they are being treated in-human and called Hazaras as BARBARI, which means barbarian. Hazaras are still struggling to use their original name in Iran but only have been allowed to use the meaningless name of KHAWARI (Eastern people) instead of Hazara. However, in British India Now Pakistan they were treated equally. Therefore, they flourished in all aspects of life quickly. Just imagine that a young Hazara Musa Khan recruited in British army as a common soldier but by his Mongol genetic ability he rose to the post of Commander In Chief of Pakistan army. He successfully led Pakistan army in 1965 Indo-Pak war with 5 time bigger Indian army, however it will be interesting for audience to add that later, during in other war in 1971, this same Pakistan army not only lost his Eastern part present Bangladesh but also faced one of the world’s biggest army surrender of more than 95 thousand soldiers to the Indian army.

Ladies and gentlemen! Unfortunately for last 12 years this most educated and well organized Pakistani Hazaras are facing a wave of genocide and ethnic cleansing by state backed religious extremist militants. So far, more than 600 innocent Hazaras mostly educated and professional have been killed. Once again thousands of Hazaras have been compelled to take refuge in western countries and other thousands are seeking for. But despite all these, I firmly believe that being a Mongol we will survive because we are survivors of the fittest.

Honorable guests! Taking the opportunity of this historic occasion I want to mention here especially for my Mongolian historians and academicians that a huge first hand treasure of information about Great Mongols are available in Persian either in printed or manuscript forms in Iran Pakistan, Afghanistan and India or in big libraries of the world. No doubts without this treasure, compilation of an authentic comprehensive history of Great Mongols are almost impossible. Therefore, I humbly request to my Mongol academicians to take necessary steps for collection and translation of this treasure in to Mongolian and English. Due to shortage of time I am mentioning here a few basic famous sources:-

  1. 1.     Jame-u-tarikh or Compendium of Chronicles written by Rashid-ud-Din
  2. 2.     Tarikhi Jahan Gushah or The history of world conqueror  written by Malik Ata Juwayni
  3. 3.     Tarikhi Wassaf  written by Abdullah Wassaf

These published books were written during Ilkhanate period under direct supervision of Ilkanate kings. 

  1. 4.     Shah name-e-Changezi  un-published book, one manuscript copy is lying in British Museum. It seems that it has been written in poetry form in patron of famous Persian historic book Shah name-e-Firdausi.
  2. 5.     Turkhan Nama written by Syed Mir Mohammad Tatavi, it is about Hazara Arghun dynasty who ruled from Kabul to Sindh during  15th and 16th centuries.

Fortunately I have visited some old libraries in Sindh and Punjab Pakistan, there are dozens of valuable published or un-published historic books about Mongol history in Persian consist of first hand informations. It would be very interesting for my honorable guests that in 2008, I found two very rare books by the name of GHAZAN NAMA and another one OLJAETU NAMA which cover almost all official activities of these two Great kings of Ilkanate dynasty from Karachi Pakistan, in a Sunday footpath book bazaar.

At the end I would like to say especial thanx to birar Baymabakhuu who made possible all this arrangement and of course the organizers of this great event who provide me this opportunity to speak in such a great historic event with such an honorable audience. Thank you very much.

Note:- This write-up was presented in the event of 850th “Anniversary of Chinggis Khaan”   in Mongolian Embassy Washington DC, on May 5th. It was a two Days(May 4-5,2012) International Conference organized by “ The Mongolian Cultural Center Washington” and “The Embassy of Mongolia Washington” In partnership with “The Mongolian Institute for Defense Studies” With contribution from Mongol-American Cultural Association. Well renowned scholars from USA, Mongolia, Canada, Germany, Qazaqstan, Norway, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Korea were presented their articles and presentations. National Geographic Society’s Mr. Albert Yu Min Lin was also presented his presentation.

Source :http://www.wahdatnews.com

 

Surharban Buryat Picnic NYC


 

Surharban – Buryat National Festival of sport and culture. It’s held every summer where you can see national buryat singing, dances, national sports, eat buuza. Surharban means “Shooting the target”!

WhereCentral Park, Bethesda fountain

When :  Sunday, July 29th , 2012

Time : 10: 00 am

Contact :  Rigjyedma Baldanova  917-500-4242  , Marina 347-235-7266  byamba 202-718-4638

Program :

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Yokhor Dance
  • NYC Mongolian and Buryat Soccer Game

Official Closing event at  8:00 pm Harmony Terrace 47-57 41st St, Sunny side, NY 11104

Dear compatriots!

We invite you to take an active part in the equivalent Surharban! All requests, suggestions, help received with great joy!

Bring to play badminton, volleyball balls, etc., as well as blankets, drinks, food, plates, spoons and good mood! Let us together Surkharban 2012 an unforgettable event in the lives of American drill!

Organizers

  1. Dance Contest : Boris
  2. Sport : Alex Bayskhalan, Eugene
  3. Buuzy – Faith, Luda, Rygzhita

Lease for $ 20:
$ 10 – on buuz and $ 10 – on the lottery. Will be played ipad.

$ 10 to take buuz call : 917-500-4242

The event will be held in the form of a picnic.

 

Mongols United Party NYC


NYC Mongols Presents

“Mongols United Party”

New york City Area Mongolian, Buryat, Kalmyk , Hazara , Southern Mongolians, RPCV-Mongolia , American friends then others .

When :July 29th , 2012

Where : Harmony Terrace 47-57 41st St, Sunny side, NY 11104

Time : 8:00 pm to 2:00 am

Tax : 15$

Program :

Who, Why , ……….Damn Mongols
Beginning with Facebook Match for Single’s Marathon
Dance Competition
Surprise

Call reservation 202-718-4638

Mongol Naadam Seattle Update


 

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Image Source : Seattle Mongol Church

 

FROM MONGOLIA TO MANTECA


Next time you stop by Round Table Pizza at the Retail Stadium Center near the Big League Dreams in Manteca, chances are you’ll get to meet Odbayar Batbold and Dashdamba Bazardari.

They are the two visitors from Mongolia who are being trained at the Manteca restaurant to serve as managers at the first Round Table Pizza restaurants that are being opened in that country. The entrance of “The Last Honest Pizza” into Mongolia also is “a first for any major restaurant franchisor,” according to the company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Round Table Pizza recently announced that it just signed “an exclusive agreement with Mongolia International Food Holding Co., Ltd. to develop 10 restaurants in Mongolia.”

The first Round Table restaurant in the country’s capital of Ulan Bator will open in September.

Batbold and Bazardari, who arrived on July 3, will be joined by a third trainee in about four weeks.

At the Manteca restaurant, the managers-in-training are being taught how to open a Round Table Pizza and are being trained in every aspect of its operation, including making Round Table’s “incomparable pizza dough and sauce,” said Elaine Stevenson, the training manager at the Retail Stadium which is one of the company’s training restaurants.

“They are learning how to roll dough, how to make sauce, and how to make pizza,” said Stevenson. They will also take management classes, she said.

Mike Buck, Round Table Pizza Senior Director of International Operations stated in a release to the media that the trainees “will be taken through our basic eight-week manager’s training course, along with any modifications we have made for our Mongolian operations.”

He added, “The menu will be very similar, except that we will also serve Mongolian barbecue beef pizza and pasta there, and we may test some at the training restaurant in Manteca for some lucky customers.”

The opening of the first Round Table restaurants in Mongolia brings the total number of international Round Table Pizza restaurants operating or slated for development to 47, the company also announced.

“We continue to see increased interest from abroad as entrepreneurs recognize the value in the Round Table Pizza brand,” noted Round Table Pizza CEO and President Rob McCourt in the same media release.

“It is exciting to be involved in bringing the best pizza in the world to countries like Mongolia that have no idea what great pizza tastes like,” said Stevenson.

She encourages customers visiting the restaurant to say hello to the two managers-in-training.

Bazardari, whom the staff simply refers to as “Dash,” is describe as “more of a visual learner,” while Batbold who is also called simply as “Od” with the letters pronounced separately, is the gregarious one. He is also the more articulate between the two in the English language, and is often tapped to do the translating for his fellow trainee.

The 24-year-old Od, who speaks English fluently and with hardly an accent, explained he was mostly self-taught. “I used to watch a lot of (American) cartoons back home,” he said with a big smile, his eyes twinkling.

He watched so many of them he does not have any special favorites that he can remember, he added.

He is excited at the prospect of going back home and “bring the best pizza to the best place in Mongolia.”

The Round Table Pizza at Stadium Retail Center is the only Round Table Pizza that is a training restaurant in Manteca. The restaurant also trains managers for the company’s restaurants in the Bay Area.

Manteca has two Round Table restaurants – the other one, which is not a training restaurant, is located at Spreckels  Park – with one in Ripon n Wilma Avenue, two in Modesto at Orangeburg and McHenry, and one in Ceres.

The company was founded in 1959 by Bill Larson whose vision was “to create a place where families could relax and share a superb pizza.” Today, there are 450 restaurants across the western United States and the world.

Source :http://www.mantecabulletin.com/m/section/1/article/47923/

In New York, will be handing out free buuz



This promotional campaign decided to spend the Buryats living permanently in America.

“For the first time in New York today began offering in the U.S. buuzy Mish Mash Cafe at 1103 King Highway. Come! Please support the American initiative Buryats, “- this message has appeared recently in social networks.

Author ads Rygzhita Baldanova not the first time noted on the Internet with a creative message. About a month ago, she created a facebook group called “Pedigree drill.” Rygzhita has proposed a scheme by which to recover their ancestral roots. Hundreds of people responded, many managed to get information about their ancestors sometimes from unexpected sources. Including myself Rygzhita by a group within the first two weeks, regained his paternal ancestry to 22 elbows.

– Currently, there are changes in the Buryat community at the federal level, the Buryat abolished territorial units – said about his interest in the topic of genealogy Rygzhita. – Also, migration is a drill, we will gradually dissolve in the western culture and forgetting the traditions of ancestors, losing their roots. It’s very sad. And so it is very important not to lose identity and traditions.

Buuz preparing to do, she decided, too, especially for patriotic reasons. Rygzhita medical profession, the public has to do with diet as long as her partner, with whom she works on many fronts in the medical field, has acquired a few months ago cafe.

– I took advantage of this and suggested that the Buryat buzy – says Rygzhita. – In New York, enough representatives of Mongolian and Buryat peoples. The project is interesting to me just because they wanted to Buryats were the first in New York among the Mongolian diaspora …

According Rygzhity, the project is mainly aimed at the Mongolian, including the drill. However, during the promotion will be free buuzy offered to all comers. Rygzhite, of course, wants the project to justify itself, and in commercial terms.

After buuzy promotions will be made to order, there are several drill, expressed a desire to do it. Their cost is inexpensive – $ 5 per dose of 5 buuz. This, incidentally, at the Ulan-Ude prices poses, but by American standards at all cheap.

Tatiana ZHIMBUEVA

In the photo: Mish Mash Cafe in New York.

Courtesy Rygzhitoy Baldanova.

Source: http://bis-bur.ru/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&cid=85&id=1436

Pensylvania Naadam Picnic


Mongolian Community Association Pennsylvania Presents:

Mongol Naadam Picnic

Where : Lower Allen Township Park 2233 Gettysburg Road Camp Hill , PA, 17011

When : Monday , July , 16th

Time : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Contact : 240-575-8055

Program:  Coming Soon

Denver Mongol Naadam 2012


Mongolian Community Association  of Colorado Presents :

Mongol Naadam 2012 Denver Colorado

Where : Village Green Park  9301. E. Union Avenue, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

When : Sunday , July , 15th

Time : 10:00 am

Contact : 720-210-4336

Program :

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Mongolian National Flag Presidents of MCAC Ch. Tugs-saikhan Ch. will open the Mongol Naadam
  • National Anthem of Mongolia
  • Horse Head Fiddle ( Mongolian National Intrument)  Performance Morin Khuur Player M. Ariunbold
  • Special Appearance by Mongolian  State Honored  Singer Mr. G. Erdenebat
  • Folk Dance F.Anda
  • Mongolian Song By D. Jamyan-myadag
  • Contortionist A. Tsenguun
  • Mongolian Song By  N. Gantulga
  • Parade of Traditional Clothing
  • Mongolian Wrestling
  • Children’s Horse Race
  • Archery
  • Shagain Harvaa ( Uncle game shooting )
  • Children’s Wrestling
  • Dembee ( Traditional game of singing)
  • Chess Competition
  • Tug of War
  • Volleyball  Ikhtal Team VS Golden Cup Team
  • Award Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony Singing of the Mongolians  .National Song (Warm Hear ted Land )

Wisconsin Mongol Naadam Picnic


Mongolian Community Association of Wisconsin Presents :

Mongolian National Naadam Holiday Event.

When : Saturday , July, 14th

Where :James Madison Park  ,614 East Gorham Street  , Madison WI

Time : 10:00 am

Program  Highlights:

  • Opening Ceremony
  • We will sang Mongolian national anthem with great pride of National Naadam , each person put hands clasped tightly on their heart
  • Mongolian Entertainment
  • Mongolian Wrestling
  • Kids Horse Racing (Wood Hobby Horse )
  • Shagai Shooting (uncle game )
  • Fun game
  • Live Auction
  • Mongolian Karaoke
  • Dance

Introducing Picnic spot.

James Madison Park is located in downtown Madison.The basketball courts, volleyball court, and playground are popular destinations for the locals.http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/

Please bring your own tent , chair, blanket, sun protected oil, .

Contact :  Saraa 920- 712- 5317

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Naadam Update Florida


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The Florida Mongolian Community   has been celebrated Mongolian National Holiday, Naadam  Picnic  at  Sand Key Beach on Saturday July 7th.

Local Mongolian artist performed Traditional  Mongolian instrument Morin Khuur (Horse Headed Fiddle ).

Mongolian flag was raised during the event.

Image Source : Mongolians in Florida (Facebook Group )

Naadam Update San Francisco


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The Bay Area Mongolian Community Association  has been celebrated the 15th Annual Mongolian National Holiday, Naadam festival at  Golden Gate Park on Saturday July 7th.

The Festival begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, competition takes place in wrestling, horse racing and archery.

During the Naadam MSNOA’s Nomadic Art Gallery (Ger Gallery ) featuring   artists Alungoo Sergelen, Munkh-Orgil Battsogt, Namuun Enkhbat, Shijir Jargaksaikhan and Suvd-Erdene Amgalanbaatar.

Images source : Mongolian Students Non-Profit Organization in America (MSNOA)

Washington State Mongol Naadam

Washington State Mongol Naadam


If you can’t make it to Ulan Bator for Mongolia’s National Celebration Naadam, the Mongol   Naadam Festival in Washington State is your next-best option. The event held annually in the Mongolian capital Ulan-baatar celebrates that country’s three main sporting pastimes: Mongolian wrestling, archery and cross-country horse racing. Although the Washington State Naadam is scaled back somewhat (there’s no archery competition, and a child’s footrace replaces the horse race), the wrestling competition is the main attraction;. The Mongol Naadam  is not  as bilingual as other festival in the area, so brush up on your conversational Mongolian and bring your appetite for khuushuur, deep-friend pockets of dough stuffed with minced mutton or beef, garlic and onions.

Program Highlights:

  • Opening ceremony
  • Mongolian Concert
  • Mongolian Wrestling
  • Mongolian Costume Contest
  • Children’s Race
  • Children’s Photo Contest
  • Shagai ( uncle bone ) Game

Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Location: New Port Hills Community Church 5833 119th Avenue SE Bellevue, WA 98006

Contact:  206-979-2439, 206-356-7098

Email: merdene5@yahoo.com

 

Chicago Mongol Naadam 2012


Chicago‘s Mongolian community gathers this year   Sunday 10 am ,July 8th 2012  to celebrate the Mongolian Naadam.

This Festivity is the one of the major celebration on the Mongolians honor of the national holiday of Motherland Mongolia. During the celebration, Mongolians compete in traditional sporting events and competitions that include archery, wrestling, and children’s wood horse racing.

Organizers: Mongol American Association, Chicago Mongolian Community Association, Mongolian Culture Heritage and Wrestler Center

Sunday, July 8th, 2012,

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Busse Woods Forest Preserve Higgins Road, Groves 5-6 Elk Grove Village, IL 60009

Contact: 773-299-0729, 773-954-4212, 773-879-2757

Web: Mongolian American Association    ,  American Mongolian Association ,

Facebook:  American Mongolian Association

About Chicago Mongol Community,

Chicago’s Mongolian community, while geographically dispersed, is an organized and active group with a strong network of mutual assistance. The Mongolian American Association, founded in 1998, aids newcomers from Mongolia, serves as an organizational center for the community, and sponsors social and cultural events such as concerts and speakers. It is affiliated with other Mongolian groups in San Francisco, Denver, and Washington, and by 2001 it boasted 250 members. Some Chicago Mongolians attend cultural events in Bloomington, Indiana, where a small community of Mongols is gathered around the Mongolia Society and Indiana University’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies, the only program in the United States to grant a degree in Mongolian Studies.

Chicago’s Mongolian community gathers each year in  February to celebrate the Mongolian New Year ( White Moon or White Months )

The community also gathers frequently for parties, concerts, speeches, and other social events and such Mongolian cultural activities as a performance by a Mongolian artist or a visit by a Mongolian Buddhist Monk. The Mongolian community maintains ties with Tibetan Buddhists in Chicago, and the groups sometimes celebrate holidays together.

Many of Chicago’s Mongolians are students who came to Chicago to further their education and have chosen to stay in the United States after completing their schooling. Others have come in search of new personal or economic opportunities, and many anticipate their stay to be only temporary. A few Mongolian entrepreneurs have established small businesses, and there is a small professional community. Many Mongolians are well educated but face difficulties on the job market posed by limited English skills and illegal status, forcing them to enter trades and service industries, including rug and carpet cleaning, construction, electrical trades, computers, food service, and custodial work.

NYC Mongol “Naadam” Picnic


NYC Mongol   Naadam Picnic taking place in a Lighthouse park.

 

Where: Light House Park , Roosevelt Island , NY

When: Sunday, July 8th

Time:  10 :00 am

Contact: Lutaa  ,  1-347-891-9241

Special:  Taste and drink Real Mongolian Airag on the Naadam Day

Light House Park is great place to watch the sun set and Manhattan views.

We are celebrating the greatest of all ‘Mongol Naadam’ in  beautiful  Roosevelt Island.

Please bring a blanket (to sit or recline on),

We suggest you to bring home made Mongolian cuisine and beverages .  We will make BBQ ,

If you cannot bring food contribute 20$ for per person to the organizer.

Organizer will provide you food and drinks.

Have a great Naadam Festivity.

Mongol Naadam L.A


Mongol Naadam Los Angeles

Join the Mongolian Naadam Festival presented by Mongolian Community Association   Los Angeles will celebrate its long-awaited return to the 3330 North Lincoln Ave. Altadena, CA 91001 on  July 8 , 2012

Sunday July 8th 2012  at 11 :00 am

Location : 3330 North Lincoln Ave.
Altadena, CA 91001

Event Details : Mongolian Wrestling, Mongolian Song & Dance, Contest who wears most fashionable  Deel ? Mongolian artists join under one roof to bring their local flair to the Naadam.ankle bone shooting contest, archery contest,

Tel :(626) 398-5451

Facebook :

Ticket : 5$  adult , under 18th free

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Sacramento Mongol Naadam


Sacramento’s Mongolian Community Association Presents :

When: July, 8, 2012

Where: Lew Howard Memorial Park, 7100 Baldwin Dam Rd, Folsom, CA

Time: 11:00 am to 6:00pm

Naadam Program highlights :

 

Contact :  Amraa D (916) 281-1566, J Amra (916) 832-0997, Boloroo (916) 717-7229 Batkhuu (916) 402-6186, Uyanga (916) 365-3622

Eмайл: mcasacto@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sacmongols  

 

Mongol Naadam Washington DC Area


Washington DC Mongolian Community Association Presents:
Annual DC-Arlington Mongolian Community summer “Naadam” – a sports and music celebration featuring Mongolian wrestling competition, children’s foot races, traditional songs and dances, and party .
Naadam program
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Mongolian  Tradional songs and dances
  • Greetings from Jargalsaikhan Mongolian State Honored Singer ,”Chinggis Khaan”  Band
  • Mongolian Traditional Wrestling
  •  Official Naadam Celebration Closing  Party    7:00 pm  at Harvest Moon  (7260 Arlington Boulevard  Falls Church, VA 22042 )
Children’s Program
  • Children’s wrestling
  • Children’s foot races
  • Children’s play area ( Moon bounce, face painting, ice cream )
Where:
Barcroft Park in Arlington, VA (4200 S. Four Mile Run Dr. Arlington, VA 22206)
When: July 8, 2012  11:00 am til -5:00pm
Cost:  5$!
How the Camel Lost His Good Looks

How the Camel Lost His Good Looks


Please read this story for your kids.

They say that long, long ago the Camel used to be one of the most handsome animals. He had a long fluffy tail and nice and mighty horns.

All the animals in the forest and the steppe were envious of the Camel. Many of them wanted to have the kind of tail that the Camel had, or the kind of horns he had.

The Camel knew of this and said proudly: “You won’t find the kind of tail I have, or the horns, anywhere else in the world!”

But it would have been better if he had not boasted.

Once he came up to the river to have a drink of water and there met a Maral. “I’m invited to a party. Will you lend me your horns, just for a while?” asked the Maral.

The Camel lent him his horns.

Later on that very day the Camel met a Horse.

“I’m invited to a party,” said the Horse, “will you lend me your tail?’

The Camel agreed and stayed on the bank of the river.

The Maral and the Horse ran off. All day long the Camel was drinking water and looking up the road while waiting for them.

But there was no sign either of the Maral, or of the Horse.

The Maral had deceived the Camel and skipped over to the taiga. He stayed there for ever and never went out into the open steppe. He got accustomed to the horns as if they were his.

The Horse never gave back the borrowed tail and when he comes across the Camel, he gets frightened and runs away.

That is how the Camel lost his good looks and sweet temper.

Celebrating Dalai Lama’s Birthday Indiana Bloomington

Celebrating Dalai Lama’s Birthday Indiana Bloomington


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s birthday with us!

July 7 th

10 :00 am  til 5:00 pm  at Tibetian Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center )

The TMBCC was founded in Bloomington, Indiana by Thubten Jigme Norbu, brother of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Under the leadership of Venerable Arjia Rinpoche, it nurtures and preserves the cultures of Tibet and Mongolia.

Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

Address :3655 S.Snoddy Rd, Bloomington, IN, 47401

Tel:# 812-336-6807

Website : http://tmbcc.net/

Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/TMBCC

How to get there ?

We are located two miles south of the College Mall. From College Mall Road which becomes Sare road), continue south to Rogers Road. At the flashing red ligh. Turn left on Rogers Road and go one half-mile to Snoddy Road. The TMBCC is one mile down on the left.

From Nashville on SR 46, turn left on Smith Road until you come to Snoddy Road. Coming south on SR 37, take the SR 45/46 Bloomington exit left which becomes College Mall and Sare Roads. Coming north on SR 37, take the Tapp Road exit right; the name changes to Country Club drive; that becomes Winslow Road, and finally becomes Rogers Road after 4 miles.

 

Naadam 2012 Florida

Naadam 2012 Florida


 

Florida Area Mongolians planning to Celebrating Naadam Day on Sand Key Beach.

Please spread the word out.

Where :Sand Key Beach , Mongol Naadam 2012 Picnic Gathering Shelter #1
1060 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33767

When :Saturday  July 7th,

Time: 1:00pm

Contact person:  Sundui (727) 599-8252
Parking Pass: $5 per car for all day.

Please plan ahead of getting there early.

Sometimes Clearwater Beach roadway get traffic most likely 1-2 hour.

Organizer of the events will be there  starting 7:00 am in the morning.

You can come early stay close to  the area.

Bring your own picnic meals.

We strongly suggest you to bring Mongolian Buuz, Khuushuur.
Salad /Potato salad, Fruit salad, Green salad/
Chips /Potate chips, Tostito chips and Salsa/
Drink /Coke products, Water, Tea etc…/
Fruit /Apple, Grape, Strawberry, Watermelon… etc/
Ice
Cooler
Grilled Meat /Beef, Pork, Chicken/
Burger
Hot dog
Table clothes. utensils, paper towels,
Sun screen lotion (Very Important)
Bug spray /it’s called (OFF) /

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“Valley of the Khans”Experst Meet in D.C

“Valley of the Khans”Experst Meet in D.C


Two of the world’s greatest scholars of Mongol history joined theircollaborators NG Emerging Explorer Albert Lin and NG Archaeology Fellow Fred Hiebert in Washington, D.C. last week to discuss their findings on the Valley of the Khans project, to meet with the Mongolian Ambassador to the U.S. Khasbazaryn Bekhbat, and to engage in other conversations around their exciting work.

For the past few years, Albert has been using cutting-edge technology and innovative crowd-sourcing methods to survey the vast openness of Mongolia in search of the area where Genghis Khan was buried. His collaborators have been uncovering the history of the Mongol leader quite a bit longer.

Professors Shagdaryn Bira and Tsogt-Ichiryn Ishdorj are internationally recognized as leaders in Mongol historical research, based on the decades of intense research they have done on the subject, helping to flesh out the story of the famous conqueror, and restoring a knowledge of the rich cultural impacts of his surprisingly modern empire–one that included free trade of goods and ideas, and freedom of religion for all.

Over the years, Bira and Ishdorj’s research has been difficult at times because of the scant clues in the written record and sensitive politics surrounding the legacy of Genghis Khan.

Professor Bira is now Secretary General of the International Association for Mongol Studies, and laureate of the state prize of Mongolia for his scholarly work on the history of the country. In particular, he has won international acclaim for his multifaceted research, including papers comparing modern and Mongol-era versions of globalization and warfare in the Middle East.

Professor Ishdorj is Deputy Director of the International Association for Mongol Studies, as well as Co-Principal Investigator and Mongolian Expedition Leader on the Valley of the Khans project. Together these scholars bring an incredible amount of historic information, cultural perspective, experience, and personal passion to the project.

2012 marks 850 years since the birth of Temujin, the Mongolian man who would unite his neighbors and conquer the known world under the title of Genghis Khan. After decades of research, years of hi-tech data gathering, and months of archaeological analysis, one more chapter in the long history of this man and his legacy is nearing completion. Stay tuned to discover what secret whispers may yet rise from the silent steppes.

Source :http://exploration.nationalgeographic.com/mongolia/content/%E2%80%9Cvalley-khans%E2%80%9D-experts-meet-dc

48th Annual Dilowa Hutugtu Memorial


The 48th Annual Memorial Service for His Holiness Dilowa Gegen Hutugtu

When :   Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Location: Nitsan Temple West 6th Street, Howell, New Jersey.

Tel: (732) 367-3940

The Memorial Service will be followed by a luncheon open to everyone.

Sponsored by:

DHMS Fund established by the late Ven. Jambal Dorji Guai

Mongol American Cultural Association

Palgi & Tuya Gyamcho & Family

Presided by:

Xhambo Lam Ven. Geshe Yonden Gyamsto

Also attended by monks from Nitsan Monastery, Tashi Lumbu Monastery, Tashi Gempheling Monastery, Saint Zonkava Monastery in Philadelphia, and guest monks from locations within United States.

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Bay Area Mongolians Naadam Festival 2012

Bay Area Mongolians Naadam Festival 2012


15th Annual Bay Area Mongolians Heritage Day Naadam Festival

Where: San Francisco Golden Gate Park  @ Helman West Meadow

When : July 7th  Saturday 2012

Time: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm


Organizing Committee: Bay Area Mongolian Community Association , Mongolian Consulate San Francisco Bay Area,” Ger” Mongolian Children’s Center Oakland, Oakland Mongolian Christian Church, Emmanuel Church of  San Francisco , Mongolian International air freight & ocean freight transportation companies We Mongol, Anglo Freight ,Khouylaa Khuu , Mongolian Students Non-Profit Organization in America, California Mongolian “Shagai “Center

Get involved :You’ll meet new Mongolian  people, have fun and support a great event.

Let Mongol Culture Alive in San Francisco Bay Area.

Volunteering, Partner and Sponsor  Call :(415) 596-9541, (925) 726-8515, (415) 823-4605, (415) 272-3003

Mongolia’s Dilemma: Who Gets The Water?

Mongolia’s Dilemma: Who Gets The Water?


by

May 22, 2012

Mongolia, the land of Genghis Khan and nomadic herders, is in the midst of a remarkable transition. Rich in coal, gold and copper, this country of fewer than 3 million people in Central Asia is riding a mineral boom that is expected to more than double its GDP within a decade. The rapid changes simultaneously excite and unnerve many Mongolians, who hope mining can help pull many out of poverty, but worry it will ravage the environment and further erode the nation’s distinctive, nomadic identity.

Second of four parts

The Central Asian nation of Mongolia has untold riches in copper, coal and gold, which could help many of its nearly 3 million people — more than one-third of whom live in poverty.

But mining is also reshaping Mongolia’s landscape and nomadic culture. Camel and goat herders worry that new mega-mines will siphon off precious water in an area that’s already suffering from the effects of climate change.

Mijiddorj Ayur, whose livestock graze near the Oyu Tolgoi mine, tends camels in a stretch of Mongolia’s South Gobi province that’s a moonscape of sand and gravel. He relies on the animals for meat, wool and milk, and they rely on hand-pumped well water to survive.

“When we come to the well, we can see the level of the well water is 8 inches lower than it used to be,” says Mijiddorj, 76, who wears a golden, double-breasted robe called a deel and a brimmed felt hat.

Mijiddorj — Mongolians typically go by one name — says the well water has dropped in the last several years because of lower rainfall, while the grasslands are shrinking because of rising temperatures from climate change.

Now, he sees another potential threat: Oyu Tolgoi, a giant mine that will need huge amounts of water to process copper ore. The company has already drilled test wells near where Mijiddorj’s camels drink.

“My greatest fear is we won’t have water,” he says. “I don’t care about the gold or the copper, I’m just afraid there won’t be water.”

My greatest fear is we won’t have water. I don’t care about the gold or the copper, I’m just afraid there won’t be water.

– Mijiddorj Ayur, whose livestock graze near Oyu Tolgoi mine

Threats To Traditional Herding

It’s a worry echoing across South Gobi province, a mix of rocky desert and grassland where drought periodically wipes out herds. It’s home to thousands of herders and about a million head of livestock.

Officials from Oyu Tolgoi, which has been under construction since mid-2010, say the mine will draw water from a deep aquifer that won’t affect wells like Mijiddorj’s. But he and other herders are suspicious.

They have already felt mining’s impact. Herders say mine trucks hit their animals and kick up dust that chokes pastureland. Indeed, almost all the roads in the area are dirt, and trucks trail plumes of dust so huge they look like they’re on fire.

A herder named Chuluunbaatar says he’s lost about 40 percent of the pastureland he uses, as well as many sheep, goats and camels, since Oyu Tolgoi built a nearby road a year and a half ago.

Herder Mijiddorj Ayur, 76, stands outside his home in South Gobi, Mongolia. He worries about the effects a local mine will have on his livelihood.

EnlargeJohn W. Poole/NPRHerder Mijiddorj Ayur, 76, stands outside his home in South Gobi, Mongolia. He worries about the effects a local mine will have on his livelihood.

“Some of them died, because they were exhausted because there was not enough pasture,” he says. He adds that he had to kill some dying animals and sell their meat in order to salvage some of their value.

A Question Of Compensation

Oyu Tolgoi — which means “Turquoise Hill” in Mongolian, a name that refers to the color copper turns when it’s exposed to oxygen — is owned by global mining giant Rio Tinto and Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines, as well as the Mongolian government.

The mine has offered herders compensation, including simple jobs helping livestock cross roads, in a country where per capita GDP is about $2,500, according to the Mongolia government.

Many herders have signed compensation agreements, but Myagmardorj Mijiddorj, a local government official, says some herders already working for the company complain of coercion.

“Oyu Tolgoi employs people for maybe $230 a month,” says Myagmardorj. “When the people are reluctant to sign the contract, they say: ‘You are an employee and you have to sign it or there will be measures.'”

The biggest risk we face is that we will be seen to be a land of plenty in a sea of stress.

– Mark Newby, Oyu Tolgoi water adviser

In other words, Myagmardorj says, they’ll be out of a job.

“We never forced them to sign the agreement,” says Suugie Gonchigjantsan, who manages community relations for Oyu Tolgoi.

She denies that the company has pressured anyone and says the complaints are just a negotiating tactic.

“Some of the individuals really want to get more, more and more,” Suugie says.

The company’s compensation scheme is modest. One option, for instance, would provide an affected family with a $3,800 scholarship to put a child through college. In its first full year of operation, Oyu Tolgoi could produce about $900 million worth of gold and copper, according to company statistics.

So, why not give herders more money and quiet them down?

Suugie rules that option out. Any solution, she says, “has to be equal.”

Map of Mongolia's Oyu Tolgoi Mine

Credit: Nelson Hsu/NPR

Growing Competition For Water

Mark Newby, Oyu Tolgoi’s principal adviser for water resources, says the company has monitored more than 100 herder wells in the area for years.

He says Oyu Tolgoi has found no connection between the herder wells, which go down as far as 30 feet, and the aquifer the mine will draw from, which begins about 150 feet below the surface.

At full capacity, the mine will pump about 180 gallons per second from the aquifer. If herders’ wells are affected — which Newby says he seriously doubts — Oyu Tolgoi says it will fix the problem.

“In the very worst case, it would require the delivery of treated water to the herder,” he says. “For a typical herd, that would require up to a truckload a day.”

Newby says a bigger challenge may be managing perceptions and helping herders already struggling for water.

“The biggest risk we face is that we will be seen to be a land of plenty in a sea of stress,” he says.

John W. Poole/NPR

Once a wetland — one of the very few in the Gobi — this area has been drying up over the past several years, thanks to rising temperatures and lower rainfall.

Competition for water continues to grow across South Gobi province, which is about the size of Wisconsin. Outside the provincial capital of Dalanzadgad, local officials are at odds with Mongolia’s central government and a nearby coal mine.

Two years ago, local officials designated a nearby seasonal lake as a protected area. Last year, the central government reversed the decision and said the coal mine could pump out water underneath the lake.

“That is the only fresh water source of this whole area,” says Munkhjargal Batdorj, a local official. Munkhjargal says the central government has a stake in the mine — which like Oyu Tolgoi also has foreign ownership — and appears to be pursuing its own interests.

“The government is probably reversing its own decision because it’s just not caring about the people,” she says. “I think it’s a rotten decision.”

Who Benefits The Most?

Mining contributes heavily to both local and central government budgets, and residents complain that officials sometimes use the money to enrich themselves.

Rashboud Tumen, a grocer in Dalanzadgad, cites one local representative in particular.

He says the official had a Russian jeep and traded it in for a Toyota Land Cruiser 80. Then, a few months later, he traded that in for a Land Cruiser 105 — which an incredulous Rashboud notes costs $53,000.

More than 30 percent of Mongolians live on $1.25 a day.

“Animals die in the drought,” he says. “You could have bought livestock for 10 families. You could have done so much good with that $53,000. What does a Land Cruiser 105 do for local people? Nothing.”

As mines begin to pump more water from the Gobi, herders will be watching their wells and waiting. And as profits continue to pour into mineral companies, some Mongolians will continue to wonder what is in it for them.

http://www.npr.org/2012/05/22/152698675/mongolias-dilemma-who-gets-the-water

2012 BUDDHISM RETREAT FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Mongolian descent

2012 BUDDHISM RETREAT FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Mongolian descent


Workshop on Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhist Culture

The three-day Buddhism Retreat for university students of Tibetan, Himalayan, and Mongolian descent will be held at the Garrison Institute,Garrison,NY from July 5 to 7, 2012.   The Garrison Institute is housed in a beautifully renovated 77,000 square foot former Capuchin monastery with comfortable accommodations and wonderful meeting facilities. Located one hour north of New York City on the banks of the Hudson River, surrounded by forest and fields, it offers a unique, authentic setting for ideal retreats.

The retreat is hosted by Office of Tibet, NY and the Institute of Tibetan Classics, Montreal and it is being presented by the Dalai Lama Trust. It is supported by the Camellia Foundation.

The resource persons for the retreat include Geshe Thupten Jinpa, principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Gelek Rinpoche, a Tibetan spiritual master and founder of Jewel Heart Centers headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Geshe Damdul Namgyal, a former Religious Assistant to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and currently associated with the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative of the Emory University, Alanta; Lama Pema Wangdak, a founder of the Vikramasila Foundation and the Palden Sakya Centers; and several others.

The retreat is open to students that are about to enter, currently enrolled or recently graduated from college/university.

Surrounding view from the Garrison Institute

The retreat is free, but the participants have to bear their own travel expenses. The host organizations will meet the expenses of the participants’ board and accommodation at the Garrison Institute. The participants are expected to check in at the Garrison Institute on the evening of July 4 and check-out from the institute after the retreat on July 8.

A total of 100 participants will be accepted on first come, first serve basis. Those interested to participate in the retreat should send the following information to sign up for the retreat to Tsewang Phuntso at phuntso@igc.org

A detail curriculum of the retreat will be circulated shortly.

Registration Information
Name
Address
College/University
Major/Focus of study
Email address (personal and not university address)
Phone:
Please specify in the email if you are recent graduate

http://tibetoffice.org/media-press/events/2012-buddhism-retreat-for-tibetan-university-students-registration-call

Mongolian American Student Associaton

Mongolian American Student Associaton


Mission

Our mission is to facilitate and foster Mongolian American students to achieve their educational and professional career goals, while strengthening and sustaining better communities.

Description
Education is the ultimate key to success. There are many Mongolian Americans who miss the opportunity to get higher education due to lack of information. Many think they can’t juggle their time well between work and school. Some think they can’t attend college because they are undocumented or they can’t afford it. Some may not even see a well advantage from attending a college. Thus, Mongolian American Cultural Association  will help you  provide information and encourage students to achieve their educational and career goals.
Mongolian American Student Survey
Questions :
Are you Mongolian currently living in the United States ?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you currently enrolled in school ?
  • Yes
  • No
What is the highest level of education your father has completed?
  • High School
  • Some College
  • Bachelor
  • Masters
  • PhD
  •  Unknown
What is the highest level of education your mother has completed?
  •  High School
  •  Some College
  •  Bachelor
  •  Masters
  •  PhD
  •   Unknown
 Is your immediate family currently living in the United States?
  •  Yes
  •  No
 What was the main reason you/your family decided to move to the United States?
  •  Education
  •  Financial
  •   Other
 Would you be interested in joining a not for profit Mongolian American student organization?

  •  Yes
  •   No

What the main reason you are interested in joining a Mongolian American student organization?

…………………………………………

What activities/events would most attract you to attend an event?

  •  Social events
  •  Educational events
  •  Networking events
  •   Others:

What is the best means to reach you with information regarding activities/events? (check all that apply):

  • E-mail
  • Word of mouth
  • Facebook
  •  Text message
  •  Twitter
  •  Other (please specify):

Where do you see yourself in the following years?

Attending school Working in Mongolia Working in USA
5 years Where do you see yourself in the following years? 5 years Attending school 5 years Working in Mongolia 5 years Working in USA
10 years Where do you see yourself in the following years? 10 years Attending school 10 years Working in Mongolia 10 years Working in USA
20 years Where do you see yourself in the following years? 20 years Attending school 20 years Working in Mongolia 20 years Working in USA

Do you feel adequately prepared to get a job?

  •  Yes
  •  Somewhat
  •  Not really
  •  No

What do you think is your biggest career challenge?

……………………………………..
In your opinion how important is it to have career guidance and access to careers services like Career finder tests, interview coaching, CV clinics, etc. at this stage?
  •  Very important
  •  Important
  •  Somewhat important
  •  Not important

Indicate age:

  •  Under 16
  •  16-18
  •  19-21
  •   22-25
  •   26-30
  •   30+
 Indicate gender:
  •  Male
  •  Female
 Where were you born?
  •  Mongolia
  •  USA
  •  Other:
At what age did you come to the states?

………………………
How long have you been living in the United States? (in years)

……………………….
Which state do you live in?
  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4.  Arkansas
  5.  California
  6.  Colorado
  7.  Connecticut
  8.  Delaware
  9.  Florida
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawaii
  12.  Idaho
  13.  Illinois
  14. Indiana
  15. Iowa
  16. Kansas
  17. Kentucky
  18. Louisiana
  19. Maine
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Alash Ensemble Spring 2013 Tour of the USA

Alash Ensemble Spring 2013 Tour of the USA


Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing, Alash are deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and new, yet true to their Tuvan musical heritage.

When :Sat Feb 16 2013

Where:Carnegie Hall Zankel Hall, Enter on 7th Ave. bet. 57th & 58th St. 881 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
212-247-7800
Tickets go on sale August 27, 2012

Time :  10pm

If you want to receive email notification of upcoming events, send your email address, city, and state to the webmaster jbb@kovitzsystems.net. Please make sure your email is set up to allow receipt of email from jbb@kovitzsystems.net.

http://www.alashensemble.com/index.htm

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama “The Essence of Buddhism”

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama “The Essence of Buddhism”


A teaching and Blessing by

His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

” The Essence  of Buddhism”

Hosted by :

The Kalmyk Three Jewels Foundation & The Tibetan Community of New York & New Jersey

Lincoln Center , NY

October 21,2012

1:30-3:30 pm

Tickets will go on sale later this year Details of sponsorship packages will be sent out as soon as they are available

Please Contact : dalailamalincolncenter@gmail.com with any questions

http://www.dalailamalincolncenter.com

7th Annual  Mongolian Children’s Day Festival Chicago , Illinois

7th Annual Mongolian Children’s Day Festival Chicago , Illinois


American Mongolian Children’s Association & Mongol Medleg School  Presents

7th Annual Mongolian Children’s Day Festival Chicago, Illinois

Program

Opening ceremony

Mongolian   Children’s concert

Sport Competition

Lunch , Beverage, ice cream free for kids .

When:June 2nd 2012

Time:  start 10 am

Where :Catherine Chevalier Forest Preserve Park River Forest, IL

Full Program in Mongolian Language  http://www.medeelel.com/events/chikago/chikago-hotyn-huuhdiin-bayar-naadam/2012-06-02

Media Sponsor

UMON TV journalist Ms. Adilzaya

Medeelel.com D. Ulziikhutagt

Zok.mn  M. Ganzorig

Contact : (773) 526-1016, (847) 890-2134, (847) 271- 6869, (847) 769- 6900, (630) 624-1848

Mongolian Language & Culture Classes Flushing , New York

Mongolian Language & Culture Classes Flushing , New York


You want to learn Mongolian Language ?
 
  • For personal development or to find new friendships
  • For work or business
  • To enter Further or Higher education
  • For travel
 As we begin our lessons, we will be communicating in English, however, little by little, we will be adding Mongolian words to our conversations.
Without noticing it, you will speak more and more Mongolian. In other words, you will be learning Mongolian  naturally.
Forget about learning methods where you only listen and repeat words, with my method you will speak real Mongolian.
You choose what you want to learn.
My lessons are one-to-one and entirely personalized. I prepare each lesson ONLY FOR YOU.
You have the freedom what you want to learn (basic Mongolian, business vocabulary, conversational Mongolian…) and I will create a learning program for you.
With other learning methods, every student has the same book and you learn what the teacher wants you to learn, however when studying with me, you will get customized lessons that were specifically designed to meet your needs.
I help my students develop better grammar so that they can master the Mongolian language.
If you are a tourist, just imagine the idea of knowing the basic language and the culture of the place you are visiting!
You will learn the absolutely necessary phrases and words that you may need during your tour. It does not depend on how proficient you are in Mongolian and at what stage of studying you are. You always feel prepared for the journey to Mongolia just in time.
If you are approaching an exam, you will be interested in grammar.
The confidence that comes with being prepared will reduce anxiety and give you the edge you need to succeed in school.
I suit my lessons and methods according to the kind of request I receive.
During our lessons I combine learning new vocabulary, proper sentence structure, as well as learning idioms and cliches.
The fact that I am conversationally fluent in everyday Mongolian and English gives me an advantage of a deep understanding of the relationship and differences between Mongolian and English languages.
   I can help you:
  •  Get the basics of the Mongolian language for traveling and working in Mongolian speaking countries?
  • Take your Mongolian language skills to the next level
  • Develop your business and professional Mongolian
  • Refresh the Mongolian you used to know but have forgotten
  • Improve your phonetics: accent and intonation
  • Polish up your existing Mongolian and build up your confidence in speaking it

It would be my honor to be a part of your educational future!

About  Byambakhuu Darinchuluun

I‘m a native Mongolian speaker living in Flushing, New York.

I have been teaching Mongolian Language and Culture for over 5 years.

 I am proficient in English and Mongolian.
I graduated from the National State University in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia.I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology and History.
My teaching style is very open. I let my students know what their weaknesses are and I closely work with them until they improve. I employ different techniques, depending on a student’s ability and his/her difficult areas.
 I have taught in elementary, middle and high school. Many of my students are adults. I believe that people are “never too old to learn!”
I look forward to getting to know you and helping you improve your Mongolian!
 http://mongollanguage.tumblr.com/
email: byamba_d@yahoo.com
tel:202.718.4638
GlOW PARTY IN CHICAGO

GlOW PARTY IN CHICAGO


MASTERJ PRESENTS

When:Saturday, May 26, 2012

Where :Martini Club Chicago  3124 N. Central, Chicago, IL 60634

Time :9:00pm until 3:00am
COLORFULL & GLOW PARTY

WEAR COLORFULL COLORS
WEAR COLORFULL COLORS

VDJ EKU & DJ BEBE & DJ DEXTRO & DJ ERKA
http://www.facebook.com/pages/DJ-Eku/122718974448373

FREE GLOW STICKS
CRAZY LASER SHOW

DOORS OPEN @ 9 – 3AM

COME EARLY SO WE CAN PARTY LONGER !

9th Annual Mongol Children’s Festival and Competition

9th Annual Mongol Children’s Festival and Competition


Spring Greetings!  Sain bain uu?


The Mongolian Community Association of the DC area would like to invite you and your children to the 9th Annual Mongol Children’s Festival and Competition, which will be held on Sunday, June 3d, 2012, from 1pm – 5pm, at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre and Auditorium in Arlington, VA.
Please visit us at the following fb page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mongol-Childrens-Festival-and-Competition-USA/112829402086970
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has supported this Festival and helped us make the Festival a successful event every single year for the last 8 years. Thanks to your dedication, help, support, and participation we are able to continue organizing this Festival in its 9th year this year!I would like to send out a special gratitude and acknowledgment to those who have supported our Festival in the past years.
They are:

The Embassy of Mongolia in Washington, DC: Amb. Kh. Bekhbat and Mrs. Bekhbat
Arlington County and Mr. Chris Williams
Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, Ms. Leslie Pelzer and staff
Mongol-American Cultrural Association (MACA) and Dr. Sanj Altan
Ven. Arjia Rinpoche
Mr. Chingeltu Borjiged and Family
Chinggis Khan Foundation, Dr. Alicia Campi
Pyramid Granite, Mr. Delgertsogt Manaljav
TriState Granite, Mr. Ganzorig Gombosuren
YMPA, Ms. Baljinnyam Chinzorigt and Staff
Mongolian School of the National Capital Area
Ms. Tsetsegee Frankosky and Family
Mr. Boldbaatar and Uyangaa’s Family
Dr. Chagaan Baatar and Family
Ms. Burmaa Jamiyansuren
Lida Travel, Ms. Lida Behnam
Dr. Saruul-Erdene and Naran’s Family
“Americ” Town House,
Real Estate Development Co, Mgl, Byambaa
Ms. Dolgor Ploetz, Realtor
Mongolia Society and Ms. Susie Drost
Mongolian Cultural Center and Staff
Cenzo Construction LLC, B. Uranchimeg, General Director
NTM Co. Ltd., Ganzorig Gantumur, General Director
Nandin Shuteen Co. Ltd, E. Battor, General Director
“Tengisiin Shuurga” Co. Ltd., Ochirpurev Otgon, General Director
Tvete Consulting LLC, Belegdorjiin Gankhuyag, Project Coordinator
This is a very special event that brings together all Mongol children and we would like to ask for your help once again in a way of financial contributions to the Mongol Children’s Festival Fund.  Any level of contribution will be greatly appreciated.  We plan to provide our sponsors with certificates of recognition and a Festival memento. Also, sponsors get recognition at the Festival and the community websites, newspapers, magazines, and festival announcement circulations.
Please feel free to contact us with your questions, concerns, suggestions, contributions, or special arrangements for sponsorship, announcements, or prizes via email mongoliadc@yahoogroups.com, alimaa@verizon.net  or at (240) 535-8294 or  (571) 522-1987. 
We would like to Thank you once more and look forward to seeing you on Sunday, June 3d at the Rosslyn Spectrum Theater in Rosslyn, VA.
With best wishes,
Alimaa
The Mongol Children’s Festival 2012 by WAMCA
P.S. Please feel free to circulate this email to anybody who might be interested. Thanks.