Hmong History Channel / Resource Center

Xue Yang
by Xue Yang | Apr 03, 2013
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Summary:

What would I do with $1 Million dollar to make St. Paul great? Saint Paul is home to more than 30,000+ Hmong residents living in the metro area of St. Paul/Minneapolis. And with that said, the number of resources to Hmong history lies within this city where we can create history and capture history at the same time.

Hmong history is limited and are always being researched. This will open an opportunity for researchers and historians to present their studies and research about the Hmong and share it with the world across the globe through presentation. Not only will it impact the City of Saint Paul, but it can impact the nation as well.

This Channel will not be news driven, but history driven in the style of documentary films; similar to that of Discovery Channel, History Channel and National Geographic.

We have the local broadcasting stations to air the news locally and nationally already. We probably won't need another news station. Most of the news we hear today are news we probably wouldn't want to know about.

This isn't about old news, but Inspiring stories that would touch someone deeply. What would make this channel great is having content that matter to INSPIRE others to do good for themselves and their communities. Facts tells. Stories sell.

Some examples of programing and content would be Hmong Music History that includes traditional Hmong instruments, Myths and Legends of the Hmong, a story of a Hmong marriage, Lifestyle of a Polygamist among the Hmong and why, a story on its Story Cloth, stories from the Vietnam War and how they survived, Language and literacy education, Lifestyles of a Shaman, Hmong in the US and Saint Paul, Life after death: Journey to the homeland, Life as a Refugee and so on.

A collaboration with HCC would be ideal as it serves the same goal and purpose as I am as passionate about the Hmong history. There's a lot of history, but lack of resource to share with the city & the world of how beautiful the Hmongs are.

About You

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About You

First Name

Xue

Last Name

Yang

City

Saint Paul

County

Ramsey

Country

United States, MN, Ramsey County

Names of others who helped contribute to my idea

How did you hear about the Forever Saint Paul Challenge?

Facebook invite

About Your Organization (if applicable)

Organization Name (if applicable)

Eye Capture Productions

Organization Website

Organization Phone

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City

Organization Country

United States, MN, Ramsey County

Your idea

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Title of your idea

Hmong History Channel / Resource Center

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

What would I do with $1 Million dollar to make St. Paul great? Saint Paul is home to more than 30,000+ Hmong residents living in the metro area of St. Paul/Minneapolis. And with that said, the number of resources to Hmong history lies within this city where we can create history and capture history at the same time.
Hmong history is limited and are always being researched. This will open an opportunity for researchers and historians to present their studies and research about the Hmong and share it with the world across the globe through presentation. Not only will it impact the City of Saint Paul, but it can impact the nation as well.
This Channel will not be news driven, but history driven in the style of documentary films; similar to that of Discovery Channel, History Channel and National Geographic.
We have the local broadcasting stations to air the news locally and nationally already. We probably won't need another news station. Most of the news we hear today are news we probably wouldn't want to know about.
This isn't about old news, but Inspiring stories that would touch someone deeply. What would make this channel great is having content that matter to INSPIRE others to do good for themselves and their communities. Facts tells. Stories sell.
Some examples of programing and content would be Hmong Music History that includes traditional Hmong instruments, Myths and Legends of the Hmong, a story of a Hmong marriage, Lifestyle of a Polygamist among the Hmong and why, a story on its Story Cloth, stories from the Vietnam War and how they survived, Language and literacy education, Lifestyles of a Shaman, Hmong in the US and Saint Paul, Life after death: Journey to the homeland, Life as a Refugee and so on.
A collaboration with HCC would be ideal as it serves the same goal and purpose as I am as passionate about the Hmong history. There's a lot of history, but lack of resource to share with the city & the world of how beautiful the Hmongs are.

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Innovation

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What makes your idea different or unexpected? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

Hmong History Channel is an idea that already exist among the Discovery Channel, History Channel and National Geographic Channel.

Based on my experiences, there is only so much that they can cover. Through experience withDiscovery Channel, I've learned many things that I can take with me.

One of the things I can take back with me based on The Discovery channel is, not only is it a Broadcast facility but it is also a museum and library with artifacts, media and books that can be checked out as well as a store to generate a source of income for the company.

This will be a unique company as it will draw a lot of traffic from within the city as well as visitors outside of MN. This will generate business growth and opportunities to connect with Non-Hmong speaking citizens.

Impact

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How will your idea make a difference in Saint Paul? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

This will benefit St. Paul by creating and generating job opportunities while bridging the gap of understanding and lifestyle between Hmongs and Non-Hmongs.

This will be a first "Hmong History Channel" broadcast channel that will be aired Live over the air as well as cable network that would be stretched across the nation to show who and what the Hmongs are in city of Saint Paul. The content will also be available by streaming websites such as Hulu.com, Netflix and on it's own website.

As humans, our natural instincts are to watch, follow and learn. And the best way to show that is through visual presentation. Viewers will have a visual understanding of the Hmong culture through an open education through broadcast media.

Sustainability

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Why do you think people will recognize or remember your idea after it comes to life? How might it inspire others to do something similar in their community? (4000 characters maximum or approx. 500 words)

"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forward" - There's a lot we don't understand and there's a lot to look forward to ahead of us. What we do today will leave a legacy within the city to understand for our future of tomorrow as we look back into the past and see how far we've come. Leaving a legacy behind that made a difference in the city of Saint Paul is something worth remembering about.

How can it inspire others to do the same? By leaving a footprint and a legacy for them follow. The successful result of this Channel will inspire others to do the same.