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“Uler-saioak:” A new methodology to achieve a basic understanding of Basque in 60 hours

07/22/2020

Pello Jauregi (Pasaia, Gipuzkoa, 1958) is a professor at the College of Education, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country, UPV-EHU (photo Txintxarri.eus) Created by Pello Jauregi, the methodology “Uler-saioak” includes strategies for those who don’t understand Basque to achieve a minimal level of comprehension.  The work completed published by the Cluster of Sociolinguists can be found here and is available for instructors and can be shared thanks to its free license.  We read the article in Argia and summarized it here.

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Students from different universities in various countries around the world participated at the first online Barnetegi "from Zornotza"

07/21/2020

Participants at the Online Barnetegi by the Aurten Bai Foundation with students from the Etxepare Institute University Lectureship network Last week we talked about a Barnetegi in South America “The Winter Barnetegi” that is part of the Euskara Munduan Program. Today we are talking about a Summer Barnetegi organized at the same time in Euskadi by the Aurten Bai Foundation.  It began last wee and due to COVID-19 it was held online.  It will last two weeks with participants being students that study at universities in Japan, ...

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Nevada: Adam Laxalt announces that the Republican “Basque Fry” fundraiser has been cancelled this year

07/21/2020

During this time of pandemic this event labeled “Basque” traditionally held on a Saturday in August has been postponed until 2021 ((See communication). The “Basque Fry” festival/fundraiser usually takes place at the Corley Ranch near Gardnerville, Nevada that gathers Republicans along with prominent names from the party invited by the Morning in Nevada PAC presided by Adam Laxalt, who served ...

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Ziortza-Bolibar will commemorate Simon Bolivar Day this Friday, July 24th, on the 237th anniversary of his birth

07/20/2020

Mayor Alberto Garro and technician Beñat Ibaibarriaga with the Deputy Mayor Marijo Irusta presenting Simon Bolivar Day (photo Hitza) This Friday, July 24th another anniversary of the birth of Simon Bolivar will be celebrated in Bolibar, Bizkaia.  This is an annual celebration that the locals keep in mid.  “We have always felt like it had more impact outside than locally.  We feel that it is necessary to carry out this recognition and so we felt the idea was given more value starting in his hometown,” Alberto Garro, ...

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The California State University, Bakersfield awards Basque-American Professor Steven Gamboa for his excellence in teaching

07/20/2020

Steven Gamboa (right) and again on the left (5th on the bottom row) with other Basque academics at the 5th EH Mugaz Gaindi Seminar held at CSUB in 2008 The California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) has awarded Basque-American Professor Steven Gamboa the Millie Ablin Excellence in Teaching Award “for his work awakening and provoking curiosity, vitality and interest in philosophy among his students.” Dr. Gamboa earned this award with which the CSUB recognizes the contributions made to its students, academic disciplines, and campus communities. Born ...

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Argentina: The Basque Government requests rectification from President Fernandez in regards to his remarks about Euskadi

07/19/2020

FEVA’s note; as well as that from the Basque Government’s Delegation in Argentina requesting rectification of remarks by President Fernandez To the FEVA note, which we reported on yesterday, we must add that of the Basque Government. Remember that President Fernández, when presenting the measures and the situation in Argentina on the occasion of COVID-19 this Friday, cited the case of the Basque Country as an example of what he does not want for Argentina and, and as a path it should not take, stating that “If you have some experience ...

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Aita Antton will celebrate mass online this Sunday, commemorating the Reno and Gooding Basque Picnics

07/18/2020

The Basque and English mass will be bradcasted at 8:30am Californian time, 9:30am, Idahoan time, and 5:30pm in the Basque Country This weekend on the US Basque calendar includes the Basque Festival in Reno, Nevada and Gooding, Idaho organized by the Reno Zazpiak Bat Basque Club and the Gooding Basque Association respectively.  Due to the current situation, with the pandemic still out of control in the United States, the physical gathering is not possible.  Nevertheless, Aita Antton will celebrate mass online, corresponding ...

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Forceful response from FEVA to remarks made by President Alberto Fernández on COVID-19 and the Basque Country

07/18/2020

Letter from FEVA to Argentina’s President, Alberto Fernandez, negating his affirmations and expressing disgust The Federation of Basque-Argentine Entities published a forceful response to the nation’s president, Alberto Fernandez, who alluded publicly that the Basque Country “was a place that had to choose who lived and died.”  The note from FEVA, that included an additional note from the Basque Government, firmly negates, that “The health system in the Basque Country DID NOT collapse” ...

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The Winter Euskara Munduan Barnetegi begins tomorrow: with 32 on line students and special guests

07/17/2020

The Euskara Munduan Winter Barnetegi will take place July 18-25 Yesterday, the Federation of Basque-Argentine Entities FEVA launched a video to announce the beginning of the Euskara Munduan Winter Barnetegi, supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute and organized in Argentina by the federation.  The announcement wasn’t casual; and in this way, FEVA begins a new step of virtual proposals that once the quarantine is over, will allow Argentina to ...

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Basque Parliamentary Elections: the PP + Ciudadanos snatches a seat from EH Bildu, thanks to votes from abroad

07/17/2020

The abertzales (PNV + EH Bildu) hold a comfortable majority (52 out of 75) and the left (PSE + Bildu + Elk-Pod) with 37 lost its majority The last seat in Bizkaia was in the air, with a recount of votes cast in Euskadi that initially leaned towards EH Bildu, awaiting the results of votes cast abroad.  As it happened in the last general elections, the votes form the Diaspora decided the last parliamentarian, in this case granting one less parliamentarian to HB Bildu, that remained with 21 and adding a new seat to the coalition of PP + Ciudadanos ...

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