Has many subgroups: Bunong-Nong, Bunong-Biăt, Bunong-Preh, Bunong-Lach, Bunong-Chil (Kaho), Bunong-Stiêng, Bunong-Maa, Bunong-krôl, Bunong-Bahnar,and etc. For the Bunong, the different of regions and territories causes our dialects to be different from one another, but the majority of us still understand each other.
to the Bunong Indigenous Community!! Our community is based in Charlotte, North
Carolina, USA. We are the Bunong Indigenous refugees that flee out of Vietnam
and resettled in the United States. Therefore, learning a new language,
cultures, and American ways of life was very hard for us as refugees that live
in a foreign land.
Today, many of us are still facing with many problems throughout our daily lives. In addition, we don’t have or know anybody that could help assist us in our needs. Therefore, many of our elders are income less because they are too old to work and they can’t speak English nor read or write. Though they have food stamp and Medicaid but they are limited, so paying bills is a disaster for them.
Our American born Bunong’s are forgetting the Mother-tongue, traditions, and way of life slowly. Many Bunong adults are still having problem with speaking English. Therefore, we join hand in hand to support one another through difficult times in the U.S and to help our brothers and sisters overseas that are facing difficulties like religious persecution, human rights violation, land issues and ect..
Our community was form through families and friends to:
- Look after one another
and to help each other to survive in this world
- Reunite the Bunong.
- Maintaining our tradition cultures.
- Maintaining our traditional music and dances.
- Help raise awareness for our families and friends back home.
- Preserver the Bunong Language from vanishing.
- Teach our history to the new generation.
- Spreading the awareness of the Bunong locally, nationally, and internationally.
The existence of our organization is to promote unity and develop the culture, history, language, livelihoods, human rights and well-being of Indigenous Bunong peoples and communities living in the United States, Cambodia, Vietnam, and other countries. Furthermore, we created this organization to overcome the shadow others that we've been living under for many centuries.
Now it’s time to
raise our voice and stand up for ourselves. This organization was founded on
September 7, 2013 by a small group of Bunong families and friends, with the
help of Dr. Neal.
"Save The Bunong People"
You can help by sending letters and speaking to your government. You can donate money to help the Bunong Indigenous youth go to school, provide food for families, provide clothing for families, provide good health for families. Your help can give the Bunong people a voice and a chance to equally live as any other human race. We are disappearing and have been dormant for the last few centuries. We are now finally rising up to the world know that we legitimately do exist! We want the same HUMAN RIGHTS as any other human! WE WANT FREEDOM OF RELIGION, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, PEACE! Mainly we want to be EQUAL to you!