Big Horn Basque Club Mus Tournament
The Big Horn Basque Club in Buffalo, Wyoming will host its annual Mus Tournament this Saturday, February 4th at the American Legion Hall. Registration begins at noon and cost to participate is $30, which includes lunch. For more information, email email@example.com.
Conference on Cultural Studies to Pay Tribute To Nere Lete
The Department of World Languages, at Boise State University, in collaboration with the Center for Basque Studies at the University Of Nevada, Reno is proud to announce the 2nd International Conference on Cultural Studies. The conference will take place September 14-17, 2023 at Boise State and this year’s theme is “TRANSLATION: Wor(l)ds in Other Wor(l)ds,” as a special tribute to Professor Nere Lete “for her contributions to Basque literary translation and over thirty years of dedication to teaching the Basque language.” The Call for Papers is now open and deadline to submit is February 15th. If you are interested in participating, please click here for complete information on how to submit your paper, as well as more detailed conference information.
Winter PIntxo Pote in New York
Please join the Euzko Etxea of New York for a “Winter Pintxo-Pote” on February 11th from 7:30pm-11pm at the Euzko Etxea. This event is co-organized by the Euzko Etxea, and the Delegation of the Basque Country in the US. It provides a great opportunity to meet other members of the Basque community, as well as to reconnect with old friends. Cost to attend is $25 for non-members and $10 for members. Space is limited so please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by February 7th. For complete information, please visit their website.
NABO Winter Meeting in Salt Lake City
The North American Basque Organizations held its annual winter meeting last Saturday, January 28th, in Salt Lake City, Utah hosted by the Basque Club of Utah. Delegates representing 35 out of the 42 member clubs were present either in person or on Zoom. They were joined by Benan Oregi, from the Basque Government’s Directorate of the Basque Community Abroad, Unai Telleria, the Delegate of the Basque Country in the US, as well as Dr. Pedro Oiarzabal from the Memoria Bizia/Fighting Basques Research group, Iñaki Arrieta, head librarian from the Jon Bilbao Basque Library at UNR, and Joseba Etxarri, director of EuskalKultura.eus. NABO President, Philippe Acheritogaray welcomed everyone and then introduced local club president, Shamar Lejardi, who gave a rundown of the day’s event. Benan then gave the Basque Government report that included updates on various topics including: Basque club grants, this year’s Gaztemundu and World Congress of Basque Communities, as well as the process of modifying Law 8 that has allowed the Basque Government to conduct business with clubs and entities abroad since 1994.
The winter meeting is also when the delegates accept nominations for NABO’s Al Erquiaga Bizi Emankorra Award. This year’s nominees were Lisa Corcostegui, Anita Izoco and Kinku Zinkunegi. Each nomination was enthusiastically received, and all were accepted unanimously. Presentations of these awards will be planned at future events to ensure that the largest number of family and friends can be present. We thank each of these individuals for their many contributions to NABO and the Basque culture in the US. Zorionak deneri! Other highlights of the meeting included updates on two youth programs, the Ateak Ireki program June 25-July 16, 2023, and Udaleku July 20-28th in Boise, Idaho with Intent to Participate opening on March 1, 2023 at 6pm PST.
As 2023 marks NABO’s 50th anniversary, there was also discussion regarding the various events, exhibits and presentations that will take place at this year’s convention in Los Banos, California, May 18-21st hosted by the Los Banos Basque Club. A commemorative booklet is now underway, and so if you have any photos, or texts you would like to include, please email those to email@example.com. After the meeting adjourned, delegates were then treated to the Basque club’s annual dinner dance that featured a performance by the Utah’ko Triskalariak, a silent auction, and a wonderful meal. On behalf of everyone at NABO a very sincere Eskerrik Asko to all who made the weekend possible! Zorionak deneri!