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Do you want to know your Basque ancestry, what village or farm you are from? Get your own personalized family book

01/24/2020

“Tus Apellidos Vascos,” (Your Basque Last Names) provides a wonderful opportunity to get to know your origins in Euskal Herria and will make you a family book How many times have you wondered about your origins in the Basque Country? Who were your ancesters, where they were from, how many kids they had and what was their legacy?  Have you wanted to know your Basque town, what farmhouse they came from, if it's still there or know your Basque relatives? Why they traveled to the new world: the war, exile or simply looking for a better ...

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Boiseko Ikastola needs teachers for the 2020-2021 school year, deadline January 15, 2020

01/07/2020

Boiseko ikastola, ezina ekinez egina This is the ad published by Boiseko ikastola at BasqueMuseum.eus: Boiseko Ikastola, the Basque language immersion preschool in Boise, Idaho, is looking for instructors for the 2020-2021 school year.  Boiseko Ikastola is a preschool program that prepares students, age 3-5 for Kindergarten using the Basque Country’s Nubaris curriculum.  One of the many goals of Boiseko Ikastola is to prepare ...

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See you January 31st!

01/01/2020

With 2020 already here, our newsletter has once again reached the change of the year.  “You are kaskagorrak (stubborn/persistent)!” a friend told us on December 24th, reminding us that despite our economical troubles, this newsletter continues to add years, against the wind and the tide, true to the commitment made to the Diaspora and with its readers back in 2001.  It is possible that this ...

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The Euzko Etxea in Necochea prepares its January activities: Festival of Collectivities and San Sebastian Festivities

12/31/2019

San Sebastian Day 2018 in Necochea While it is cold in Euskal Herria, the southern hemisphere is enjoying heat during the first weeks of summer here.  Although many clubs in this part of the world are enjoying a well-deserved rest,, others, like that in Necochea, an important touristic club in the country, will continue working diffusing the Basque culture to their summer visitors. As such, the club will host the following events during the last ...

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Euskaletxeak.eus faces 2020 with excitement after updating its design and expanding its digital photo archive

12/31/2019

The Euskaletxeak.eus website was updated and refreshed its design at the end of 2019, as well as expanding its photographic digital archive on the Diaspora.  Improvements in its design have resulted in a more attractive and accessible website, with new contributions, and an enriched digital archive with 3,073 new images, all available to its users, and other interested people who visit the site. ...

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From Donostia, Argentine illustrator Iñaki Echeverria, traces his impressions of Euskal Herria

12/31/2019

Iñaki Echeverria’s Illustrations from Donostia The artist born in Balcarce, Argentina is currently in the land of his ancestors, and so naturally the landscapes, customs and climate have given him inspiration for a series of drawings.  The illustrations don’t only show Echeverria’s talent but also the perspective of someone that “is a little bit from here, without being completely from here.”  The illustrator is currently in ...

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The Lehendakari’s message, stressing the importance of “reaching out” and claiming the attitude of “saregintza”

12/31/2019

Lehendakari Urkullu near the Tree of Gernika during a message broadcast today on Basque TV As every year at this time, the Lehendakari wrote a letter to Basque citizens, those in Euskadi as well as those living in the Diaspora.  In the message sent today from Gernika, he stressed the concept of “reaching out,” similarly to Lehendakaris Agirre and Leizaola, and their “ability to converge over differences,” and their search form the meeting point to bring the Basque society ...

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The Arturo Campion Studies Center launches issue 15 of “Guregandik” with 14 articles by Argentine and Basque authors

12/31/2019

Cover of #15 of “Guregandik” The Arturo Campion Culture and Nationalism Studies Center based in Laprida, concluded 2019 with the publication of its annual magazine.  Number 15 of “Guregandik,”edited by Nicolas Chaves includes 14 articles from varied specialties and authors allowing its readers to delve into a wide array of themes, interests and eras.

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The Basque Government published the call for 2020 grants for Euskal Etxeak-Basque Clubs in today’s Official Bulletin

12/30/2019

The call of the grats in today’s Official Bulletin of the Basque Country, December 30th, 2019 The Basque Government published in today’s Official Bulletin of the Basque Country, December 30th, the call for grants for Basque clubs, federations and Basque confederations.  The total budget to be awarded is 902,300 Euros of which 782,300 corresponds to Chapter IV and the remaining 120,000 Euros is aimed at Chapter VII.  The Resolution is dated December 17, 2019, the day it was approved by the ...

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Governor of Idaho, Brad Little appoints Democrat Lauren Necochea to Idaho’s House of Representatives

12/30/2019

Lauren Necochea Brad Little, Governor of Idaho, has appointed Lauren Necochea, a Democrat from Boise, to the House of Representatives of Idaho representing District 19. Necochea will occupy that seat until the next elections in November of 2020, a position vacated by fellow Democrat, Mathew Erpelding, who left in pursuit of another job. 

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