Fully supported by Hmong leaders, business people and community held three days Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America to official recognize the Hmong Pahawh written language. " The Hmong Indigenous nation's rights, including writing language systems is protected by the United Nations Purposes and Principles of the Charter and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" stated Mr. Chairman Yang Hubert Toushouyeng.
Affirming that the Hmong (Meo or Miao), is a Proud Peace Loving Nation, existed more than 5000 years in Greater Asia and Southeast Asia;
Proudly affirming that the Hmong are the descendants of Hmong Great King Chi-You, one of the Founders of China, who lost the Hmong Great Kingdom Jualidou (Cuajlig Ntuj) in 2700 BC to Houag Di and Ying Di;
Affirming further that over 15 millions Hmong peoples world wide should be treated equal to all other nations or peoples on earth and must be recognized our distinct Ancient Script written language, culture, religious and national origins;
Reaffirming that during the reigns of Hmong Kings Yang Tseng Cheng (1879), Vang Youa Lor (1893) and Vue Pa Chay (1921), the Hmong were only used the original Ancient Script (Hmong Pahawh Source Version);
Condemning the assassination of Hmong last king Vue Pa Chay (1921), perpetrated by the combination forces of Lao, Vietnamese, Tai and France; which our head quarter Chong Chee Chong Cha or Mt. Phati, (former U.S. radar station) was destroyed and the Hmong nation was threaten for learning our Hmong Ancient Script;
RESOLVED, that World Hmong Congress General Assembly, fully supported Father Yang Shong Lue’s goal for modifying the Hmong Pahawh Source Version to meet the need of the Hmong nation; we unanimously adopted the following resolution:
WHEREAS, in September 1959, Father Yang Shong Lue, who was chosen by the agents of Hmong King Vue Pa Chay, to in charge, preserve and pass on the Hmong Pahawh written language for the Hmong indigenous nation;
WHEREAS, for teaching the Hmong Pahawh written language in Vietnam, Father Yang Shong Lue, was false accused by the Vietnamese authorities as the agent for the U.S. Officials, before he escaped to Laos;
WHEREAS, while in Laos, under the Lao dictator Prime Minister Souvanna Phouma regime, he was false accused as the Agent for China and the Soviet Union;
WHEREAS, sadly in February 1971, Father Yang Shong Lue and his wife Bau Moua were assassinated by Lao government soldiers; and in November of that year many Hmong students including the Chief disciple Mr. Yang Yong Lee, were assassinated, and T-28 aircrafts were ordered to bomb the Hmong Institutions and temple completely in the city of Houay Kining, near Moung Cha, Laos;
WHEREAS, with God’s love, in December 1983 St. Paul, Minnesota, United States of America, Dr. Smalley, A. William, an American Professor of Linguistics and was a teacher at Bethel College, was contacted by IBM to investigate the Hmong Pahawh written language;
WHEREAS, in 1987, IBM Company proudly produced two Hmong Pahawh modern electronic type writers to the Hmong nation in the United States;
WHEREAS, Dr. Smalley, strongly supported and confirmed, “ Hmong Pahawh written language” was not copied from any other systems; and he would like to call upon all Hmong to know that we should be proud that “Hmong Pahawh ” was achieved by a Hmong;
WHEREAS, the World Hmong Congress goals will benefit for the Hmong Indigenous nation for the generations to come;
NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the World Hmong Congress General Assembly, WE:
- OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED, the “wKH zbkH qbJ - Hmong Pahawh written language,” modified by Father Yang Shong Lue ( Mother of Writing ) and created by Hmong King Chi-You, 2700 BC as the official Hmong nation’s written language for all Hmong ( Meo or Miao ) .
- Call upon all citizens of the world including local and federal governments to honor and recognize World Hmong Congress goals.
V. World Hmong General Assembly was held from 20-22 February 2009 - Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
Contact: Mr. Yang, Nao Yia, Assistant Secretary