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dc.contributor.supervisor Tuso, Hamdesa (Peace and Conflict Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Skelton, Lucas
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-31T13:45:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-31T13:45:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32401
dc.description.abstract In 2007, approximately 108,000 Lhotsampa refugees had been displaced from their native Bhutan and were living in refugee camps in the neighbouring nation of Nepal. With the assistance of the Nepalese government, the Core Group on Bhutanese Refugees, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a resettlement initiative resulted in the redistribution of Lhotsampa refugees to several developed nations throughout the world including Canada. This study explored the stories of a group of resilient Bhutanese (Lhotsampa) refugees – from their expulsion from Bhutan to their lives in refugee camps in Nepal, and to their final journey to Winnipeg, Canada, in search of a more harmonious and peaceful life. The theory section of this study examines several themes including the effects of traumatization, the social process of empowerment, the theoretical perspectives of self-efficacy and resiliency, and the phenomena of culture. To supplement this research query two methodologies were deployed – narration and asset mapping. Narration presents a holistic picture of the events and experiences of the Lhotsampa refugees and their migration to Winnipeg. Asset mapping, on the other hand, outlines the tangible and intangible assets the Lhotsampa refugees identify and utilize to support their transition from life in a refugee camp to life in Canada. en_US
dc.subject Bhutan en_US
dc.subject Lhotsampas en_US
dc.subject Refugees en_US
dc.subject Resettlement en_US
dc.subject Empowerment en_US
dc.subject Self-efficacy en_US
dc.subject Resiliency en_US
dc.subject Bhutanese en_US
dc.subject Winnipeg en_US
dc.subject Nepal en_US
dc.subject Refugee camps en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.subject Cultural adaptation en_US
dc.subject Narration en_US
dc.subject Asset mapping en_US
dc.title The Bhutanese (Lhotsampa) refugees of Winnipeg: A journey of empowerment, self-efficacy, and resiliency en_US
dc.degree.discipline Peace and Conflict Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Schmidt, Clea (Education) Stobbe, Stephanie (Conflict Resolution Studies-University of Winnipeg) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2017 en_US


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