" ..The State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is the unified State of all nationalities living together in the land of Vietnam. The State implements the policy of equality unity and mutual assistance among the nationalities and strictly prohibits all national discrimination and division behaviours. The nationalities have the right to use the spoken and written languanges, preserve the national identity and promote the customs, habits, fine traditions and cultures of their own.

The State implements the policy of all-sided development and step by step improves the material and spiritual life of ethnic minorities..."

(Article 5, Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam)

"...Be they Kinh or Tho, Muong or Man, Gia-rai or Ede, Xo-dang or Ba Na and other ethnic minorities, fellow-countrymen are all sons and daughters of Vietnam blood brothers and sisters. Through thick and thin we share together joy and hardship, and help mutually in any circumstance. The country and the Government are common to all of us. Therefore, our people of all nationalities must unite closely to defend our country and support our Govemment. Rivers may dry up and mountains may eroda but our unity has never diminished .."

Ho Chi Minh
Letter to fhe Congress of Southern Ethnic Minorities
Pleiku April 19,1946

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The Hanoi city Department of Culture and Sports has proposed 276 heritages to give priority in protection, and six heritages to develop profiles for recognition as national intangible cultural heritage.

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The kitchen plays an important role for every ethnic family in Vietnam. The cooking place is also a venue where rituals and other customs occur. Whenever a guest arrives, the host makes a fire to show hospitality.

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Over the past two years, a number of programs supporting ethnic minority people in mountain regions have succeeded thanks to government efforts to strengthen international cooperation and support for those programs. Financial resources have been devoted to economic growth, healthcare, education, training, and social issues, thereby reducing poverty and improving local living conditions.

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A training course on Xoan singing is being put on for 270 music teachers from primary and secondary schools in the northern midland province of Phu Tho from July 20th to August 24th.

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The Ethnicity Committee and the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations held a workshop in Hanoi to call for more incentive policies for poverty reduction and welfare in ethnic and mountainous provinces.

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Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong has urged the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau to develop agro-forestry toward industrialisation and modernisation.

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The long house is a traditional architectural construction of indigenous ethnic groups in the southern Central Highlands region. It is also a reservatory of the traditional cultural identity of the locals. However, with the changing times, the role of the house is being disregarded and thus is facing the risk of falling into oblivion.

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A large-scale Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival of Cham people kicked off on July 15 in An Phu district, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.


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