The Tibetans of Belleville

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Below is an article that was written over three years ago in the Toronto Star that I just rediscovered. It’s an article that includes the stories of three of my uncles and how my… Continue reading

Tibetans, sometimes “The Noble Savage”

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Tibetans, sometimes “The Noble Savage”
November 16, 2011 by Dawa Lokyitsang

© 2012 Dlo08

I just came across this video, which seems to be a loose response to the “I am Tibetan” videos that have come out of Tibet and in the diaspora to encourage the Tibetan identity.

This guy (who pronounces all the Tibetan names wrong) is clearly Chinese (his name is Vinnie Hu), declares “I am a Tibetan Mastiff” to represent himself as a Tibetan who is metaphorically a Mastiff.

Mastiff’s, although magnificent, are dogs, kept as pets (now expensive pets). He seems to equate the Tibetan to that of a magnificent animal. It almost sounds exactly like the “Nobel Savage” trope, which is described as:

“The noble savage is portrayed as ignorant and simple-minded but simultaneously uncorrupted by any of the moral failings of modern civilization and possessing an innate wisdom and connection to nature”

Standing up for Tibet through Theatre

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This week, I just wanted to share a little video update about how Tibetans and Tibet supporters stood up for Tibet on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (Canada’s capital) last week on the Global… Continue reading

Tibetan World on Sundays

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Guestpost by Lhakyi: Sunday school was where I escaped from the world of injis.

What must be done in such juncture?

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[Guest Post by Son-of-Yak-n-Yeti] “What must be done in such juncture” is the one most crucial question every Tibetan must ask themselves and what role must I play as a Tibetan is another?  I… Continue reading

A Tribute ( How many more lives)

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[Guest Post by Son-of-Yak-n-Yeti] When our ethnicity on the verge of extinction Our cultural identity is a target of obliteration Our language is under assault Our fragile environment under threat of annihilation Our brethren… Continue reading

Explosion In Tibet: The Beginning Of Something Great

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[Edited 11/16/11: A reader has asked for clarity on this post. In response, I have provided examples of Sabotage Campaign in the example section. I hope this will clear up reader/s understanding regarding… Continue reading

Thoughts on the Recent Self-Immolations by Students at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah, India

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༄༅།། རྒྱལ་གཅེས་དཔའ་བོ་དཔའ་མོ་རྣམ་པར་གདུང་སེམས་མཉམ་བསྐྱེད་དང་རྗེས་དྲན་ཆེད། ས་རཱ་མཐོ་སློབ་ཀྱི་ཤེས་ཡོན་ཚོགས་པའི་ངོས་ནས། མཐོ་སློབ་གང་དེར་མར་མེ་མཆོད་འབུལ་དང་། བརྗོད་གཞི་འགའི་ཐོག་ཐོལ་བྱུང་རྩོམ་ཡིག་གི་འགྲན་བསྡུར་ཞིག་ཀྱང་སྤེལ་ཡོད་པ་ལས། འདིར་རྩོམ་ལེགས་གྲས་སྐོར་ཅིག་བཀོད་ཡོད། The Tibetan Language Group of Sarah College organized a candle-light vigil and essay-writing session to show solidarity to the Tibetan martyrs for their sacrifice. Below are some… Continue reading

3-Feet-Tall Border

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After a late night of final discussion and planning, my alarm set off at 6 the next morning. With thrill running all over, I effortlessly slipped into my chuba and prepared myself for… Continue reading

Handing out Knowledge through Candy

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[Guest post by Lhakyi and Deesal of Boston] Today for Lhakar we celebrated Inji Halloween (Tibetan activist style). With the small donation from some Tibetans we decided to make candy bags with information… Continue reading