Celebrate + Educate = Perpetuate


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HEZKUNTZA:  Basque Educational Resources

Following our operative motto: Celebrate + Educate = Perpetuate, the future of the Basque-American world will largely be decided by what is effectively communicated about the Basques.  That is why educational resources are crucial. 

For a culture to survive it must be transmitted from generation to generation. If effective means of doing this are not found, then a culture dissipates and soon disappears. NABO's GUREA ("It's Ours") Basque Cultural Literacy Project is aimed at developing and implementing some effective methods to sustain "Basqueness:" Basque culture and identity. 

NABO is pondering the possibility of joining with others to promote a program for college students to make connections with Basque Studies programs at various universities.  This program is tentatively called BasqUe (or Basqueness, You & University)

Education Committee chairperson
John M. Ysursa, Ph.D.

For Basque culture to endure we'll need to find a viable balance between the fun of being Basque (e.g., festivals) and knowing something more about what being Basque is about.  That is why N.A.B.O. is following the motto Celebrate + Educate = Perpetuate

N.A.B.O. has developed the GUREA Cultural Literacy program.  Gurea is Basque for "it's ours." 

This program aims to
develop and implement some effective methods to sustain "Basqueness:" Basque culture and identity--something that all of our Basque organizations have a shared interest in developing.   It's two major components, in conjunction with the Basque Government, are the Educational Workshops and Entertainment Tours.
NABO members primarily dedicated to education:
Basque Educational Organization
Basque Museum & Cultural Center
Center for Basque Studies
Boise State University Basque Studies at Boise State University

Related educational links:  
Basque Studies @ Universities 
Graduate Degree opportunities

NABO's Story by Argitxu Camus
Basque Library   
Basque youth offerings
Lecture Series
Basque Bricolage Project

Frequently asked questions about Basques
Basque Government publications:
The Basque Country: Insight into its culture, history, society and institutions (pdf)

Etxepare-publishes-a-collection-of-free-downloadable-books-on-basque-culture  (pdf)

Online articles
Basque Proverbs  
Europea Indigena

Urazandi: Oral History Projects