After a decline last year, the Basque student numbers in NABO clubs has regained momentum and has grown once again this semester, even without definite numbers from Elko and New York. A Basque teacher is urgently needed in Seattle, WA. It seems that the Euskara Munduan Program (Basque in the World) is playing an important role in training future teachers, Itxaso Cayero, Co-Coordinator of Euskera for NABO, told EuskalKultura.com.
The second class meeting will take place tomorrow, September 20th, at 14:30 at the Euskal Etxea. Classes are free, and are part of the Euskara Munduan program ,taught in Olavarria by Elisabet Echegaray from the Gure Txokoa Basque Club of Azul. Today, members and friends of Gure Etxe Maitea will celebrate the arrival of spring with a dinner/show.
The book is the third publication of the AMES Association (Amigos del Museo Esteban Semino/Friends of the Esteban Semino Museum) and gathers stories of families of Basque origin from their arrival to the Argentinean area of General Las Heras to the present, based on testimonies that descendants of the first immigrants could gather. The Basques of Las Heras also includes photographs, and a prologue by historian Mikel Ezkerro as well as illustrations by architect Carlos Moreno.
The Official Bulletin of the Basque Country published yesterday a decree by the Lehendakari that changes several parts of the Basque Clubs grant decree. The changes aim to provide, among other objectives, a better determination of the selection and valoration criteria for the grants. This publication is a previous step to the publication of the call for the 2014 grants, that is expected in the next weeks.
Christian is very happy in his profession. He spends the day among x-rays and bone scintigraphs, as a medical technologist, as his specialty is called in Chile. His work consists of, performing tests, mostly on women, to determine their cancer status. Basque is another source of satisfaction for him.
Invited by the Gure Txokoa in Azul, Professor Mariana Fernandez Castelli gave a workshop at this Basque association in the Argentinean province of Buenos Aires. The program covered a wide range of topics, from pre-history to current-day Euskal Herria, in an intensive class. Along with this news, the Basque club in Azul also invites everyone to participate in the mateada on Spring Day that will take place this Sunday.
Basque-Californian sociologist and anthropologist Begoña Echeverria has published many academic articles in fields such as sociolinguistics, anthropology, education, and historical linguistics. Her last article “compares the very different representations of witches in 17th century inquisitor reports and in Basque traditional songs,” she tells EuskalKultura.com. But, apparently, she had more to say about witches, considering the fact that she wrote her first novel on the same topic.
The Lagun Onak Choral Association of Buenos Aires will return to the stage this month and will do it with two Basque music concerts. The first function will take place on Sunday the 21st in the “La Usina del Arte” Cultural Center in the La Boca neighborhood, while the second will take place on Thursday the 25th, in the chapel of the Euskal Echea School. Both presentations are part of the choir’s 75th Anniversary program and admission is free and open to the public.
The Province Government of Biscay, through its organization Bizkaia:talent, has organized a networking meeting in London, aiming to connect 12 Basque leading companies with 85 highly qualified professionals currently residing in the UK. The goal of the meeting is to show those professionals career opportunities in the Basque Country and thus attract talent to Basque companies. Most of the participants are in fact Basque citizens working in the British Isles.
At the Rio Grande do Sul Basque club, in the south of Brazil, a small group of genealogists are working on an ambitious project: research and publish the genealogy of the Basque families in the country. Diego Moreira Larrabeiti, is directing the project along with Elimar Insaurriaga, and talked to EuskalKultura.com about his passion for this world of family and personal discovery and also about the fact that in spite of the historic Basque presence in the country, many Brazilians don’t know about their Basque origins. “Until 2012, I didn’t even know that Basque clubs existed. Today, I have participated in the foundation of one of them,” he says.