The Vietnamese Canadian Federation (VCF) is a cross-Canada non-profit organization
with a mandate to 1) maintain communication among Vietnamese associations
throughout Canada; 2) work for the preservation of Vietnamese culture and
enrich Canadian culture; and 3) generate a sense of community spirit and
responsibility in integrating socially, economically and politically in
wider society. The VCF site will hook you up with their bulletin, published
several times a year, and provide workshop proceedings on topics such as
Vietnamese women's issues of health, violence and employment, and "Assimilation
Versus Integration and the Vietnamese Youth's Identity."
This stream of consciousness article titled "The Boat People" is made
all the more informative and emotionally engaging because it's personal
journalism, based on the author's own experiences. Be cautioned, however,
some of the memories and dialogue are vivid in their detail of the horrors
and hardships experienced by the Vietnamese boat people and do not make
for light reading.
The University of California's Southeast Asian Archive page will connect
you with material relating to the resettlement of Southeast Asian immigrants,
boat people and land refugees in the United States. There are also a number
of useful links organized by the various regions of Southeast Asia.
WWW Virtual Library to Vietnam
As part of a larger Asian WWW Virtual Library, this site is packed full
of links to further research. The options are endless: Vietnamese newspapers
and magazines, reference and library resources, maps and geographical
resources, culture, history, economics and business, photo essays, movies,
and the list goes on.