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A day worth celebrating and remembering. We are so excited to be part of the next step of the American Refugee Committee as Alight, because IKARE is a community of light, as well. Full Circle Greg Barron expresses his excitement about the Khmer history. A suggestion about climate change and colonization? A museum tour Thanking […]
Steven Miles was a Medical Doctor and Greg Barron a Producer at Minnesota Public Radio in 1979. Both were in their 40s and have become a permanent part of Khmer history. IKARE invited them to our museum along with Shamaila Usmani and leaders from the American Refugees Committee to remind them how thankful we […]
The fun began on May 2 at the annual Festival of Nations and ended May 26 with the screening of the film Surviving Bokator at the National Khmer Legacy Museum. Tharoth Sam Oum showed us she could kick butts and still presented the lost martial art of Bokator as a worldclass professional and role model. […]
One full week that includes Former Assistant Dean of Harvard Law School, MN State Senator, Buddhist Abbot, Muslim Rice Artist, Christian Supporters,and big smiles. Our Board Member, Steve Young, brings MN State Senator Fong Her to visit the National Khmer Legacy Museum. Kingdom of the Lotus warms the hearts of supporters. Kimeng Tom […]
Did you know that the Khmer people attempted to build a HEAVEN ON EARTH? The evidence can be seen all over SE Asia in the thousands of temples, antiquities, and other inscriptions from the Angkorian era. IKARE and National Khmer Legacy Museum is proud to be the registered owner of this Mark as we continue […]
His Excellency Chum Sounry, came across as a pleasant and passionate man who wills to connect with the Khmer communities in America. In fact, it was amongst the first sentences out of his mouth with Managing Director of IKARE, Kosol Sek, at the April 7 Khmer New Year and welcoming ceremony for the new Ambassador […]
This may be the first time ever that a Khmer fundraising event has been attended by a Khmer loving U.S. Ambassador and State Department people who helped to make dreams come true for our artists Yorn Young and Sou Siryka and our volunteers at IKARE and National Khmer Legacy Museum. So many people to […]
From Year Zero to Success in America. Her Biography and experience in community development qualifies her well as Executive Director of IKARE and the National Khmer Legacy Museum. My name is Sokunthea Bentley. I resettled in the United States as a refugee at the age of seven. In mid-April 1975, my father was murdered […]
When Ouk Vanday reached out to us to sponsor street children to have an education at his Coconut School, we couldn’t say no. Instead of handing 4000 Riels ( about $1 ) to children on the streets, the Coconut School approach would offer English and computer skills training without charge. Would you say NO to […]
Managing Director of IKARE testifying for inclusion of the Khmer people as a Holiday in Minnesota at the Capital. Share This:
Yan Roeun is a Khmer American with a dream. A dream of reviving the Khmer language to Khmer children living Abroad and those who survived the genocide without the opportunity to learn the Khmer language. Yan is also an IKARE volunteer who seldom misses a day to be a part of bringing hope to vulnerable […]
Joe and George from the U of M Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center came for a visit yesterday. Topic: Collaborating with the University on genocide conversations. Coincidentally, Wanny Huynn, a motivational speaker and author also stopped by. Topic: How can we bring hope to those without? Share This: