Hamida Dakune and Hukun  Abdullahi at their office in Moorhead. Photo by Marit Johnson.

Local non-profit tries to change conversation

“We all want community, Chris. Stop spreading hatred,” Hunkun Abdullahi said. On Dec. 4, 2015, Chris Berg, host of KVLY’s “Point of View” had an intense discussion with two guests. […]

 

More in Topics

  • Marlene Espejo is a New American nurse at Family Health Care. Photo by Kaley Sievert.

    Empathy helps providers guide others through healthcare system

    In one day, Chandra Acharya saw 75 people die and be cremated by the riverside at Beldangi II refugee camp, in Maidhar, Nepal, “Kids, older folks, all because of dysentery […]

     
  • A complicated issue

    A complicated issue

    Identifying angst about refugee resettlement Walking into LSS these days isn’t as simple as stepping into the lobby, strolling down the hall and knocking on doors. Resembling the visitation process […]

     
  • Natural born citizens: Not-so-natural test scores

    Natural born citizens: Not-so-natural test scores

    Each month in Fargo-Moorhead and around the country, New Americans gather at naturalization ceremonies to be sworn in as new citizens of the United States. The process of becoming a citizen takes a […]

     
  • Inspecting the vegetables. Photo by Paige Olsen.

    Community Gardens

    Growing more than veggies It’s early February, the ground is covered in sticky-wet snow and the streets are sloppy from a week of 40-degree temperatures. This weather is unseasonably warm […]

     
  • Hasta Basnet at Lutheran Social Services in Fargo. Photo by Abrie Odegaard.

    Building Trusting Relationships

    LSS helps refugees secure jobs Kawa Hawari goes to work every day and meets with people from all over the world. He listens to these peoples’ stories about their families, […]

     
  • Islamic Society builds community in mosque and Fargo-Moorhead

    Islamic Society builds community in mosque and Fargo-Moorhead

    At one o’clock on Friday afternoons, the room begins to fill with bodies –­­ a kaleidoscope of colors. Turquoise, magenta, cerulean and violet peppered with the occasional leopard spot or […]

     
  • Fowzia Adde at the IDC. Photo by Katie Beedy.

    Fowzia Adde: Overcoming barriers for refugee women

    Fowzia Adde is at work in her office in the Townsite Center in Moorhead. Every minute, it seems, a bing from her computer indicates the arrival of another email—from businesses […]

     
  • Refugee entrepreneurs get boost from City of Fargo grant

    Refugee entrepreneurs get boost from City of Fargo grant

    Every day, New Americans in the Fargo-Moorhead area go to work. Some go to work at a job that barely pays the bills. Others go to work in a specialized […]