Record of Refugees from Tibet Preserved at Halifax Museum
The Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax has collected oral stories from some of the first Tibetans to arrive in Canada. Through the Chyssem Project, they hope to collect more. A website has been launched, asking the earliest Tibetan immigrants to Canada to submit their historical stories about their immigration journey.
The first newcomers from Tibet arrived after China had invaded their land, causing them to settle in India for a decade or more, before deciding to immigrate to Canada, where they were welcomed with open arms. If you and your family are looking for a country where immigrants are not only welcomed but celebrated, contact Canada Immigration Express. Their team will walk you through the immigration process step by step.
Through the Chyssem Project, the team is hoping to have each family write a chapter and discuss something that impacted them through the process. For Yeshi Jamyangling, it meant departing her home in Tibet with her family at only eight years of age, traveling by foot to Nepal, and then arriving in India, where she found a job building roads. She said everyone she talks to has similar stories, but chooses not to focus on the sad parts.
They instead talk about what they can do to make a difference. Jamyangling hopes future generations will see the resilience of the early immigrants in the e-book that will be released next year. The goal of Canada Immigration Express is to help families from around the world immigrate to Canada. The team of professionals will give you a confidential personal assessment to help you choose the best option to achieve your immigration goals.