A Basque in Boise

From this week’s Astero: Amazon Smile, Memoria Bizia, and Basque Mithology for kids

Astero‘s weekly bulletin always brings interesting news related to the Basque Diaspora. This week, we learn about how we can support NABO by shopping on Amazon, get an update on Memoria Bizia, and receive information on a series of children books centered around Basque mithology .

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Amazon Smile

Amazon SmileThanks to the efforts of NABO Treasurer, Marie Petracek, shoppers on Amazon.com can now help support NABO with their purchases with Amazon Smile, Amazon’s way of supporting charitable organizations. To participate simply go to https://smile.amazon.com, log in with your Amazon ID, and then select Educational Fund of North American Basque Organizations Inc. as your organization. This way, NABO will receive .5% of the price of your eligible purchases. Purchases must be made beginning at smile.amazon.com to qualify. Every little bit helps, and so we encourage you all to participate and thank you in advance for considering NABO when making future Amazon.com orders.

Memoria Bizia

Dr. Pedro Oiarzabal, Jon Bilbao Research Fellow on the Basque Diaspora, 2014-16, and director of NABO’s Memoria Bizia project was in the US last week and shared news with us about a very exciting project:

Memoria BiziaKaixo Lagunak / Dear Friends,
The “Sancho de Beurko Association” is a Basque homeland-based non-profit organization dedicated to the historical memory of the Basque people who fought in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. In the latest issue of their digital magazine, Saibigain, Guillermo Tabernilla, specialist on military history, has uncovered the biographies of 213 people of Basque origin from Nevada who served in the U.S. military during World War II (free download here). “The Fighting Basques Project: Memory of World War II” hopes to continue conducting research on Basque military men and women throughout the country. The results will also be published in future issues of the magazine. If you have information about a friend or relative who served in any of the branches of the U.S. military during WWII or would like to add more information about the existing biographies please send an email to Sancho Beurko. “The Fighting Basques Project: Memory of World War II” is one of the latest “Memoria Bizia” associated partners, and subsequently we endorse their excellent research in the promotion of a better understanding of our history in the U.S. Let’s help to make visible our contribution to the American history by helping out “The Fighting Basques Project”.

For more information, or to collaborate with this or with Memoria Bizia, email: info@nabasque.org.

Basque Mythology Stories for Kids

Mythology StoriesWe were also contacted by the authors of Basque Mythology Stories for Kids letting us know that these stories will now be available in English. These books provide an introduction to Basque mythology that is kid-friendly. To see one of the stories click here, and if you like the story, you can then download the book, or buy the paper version on Amazon.com. Perfect way to start using Amazon Smile to support NABO!

Thanks for passing by: ↓

Toby Maritorena

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