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Ésta Es Mi Casa – This Is My Home

Premiered January 28, 2021

About the Show

Starting in the 1930s and continuing for decades, farmers in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota depended on Hispanic field workers—laborers from Texas and Mexico who arrived to help with hoeing beet fields, tending crops, and bringing in the harvest.

These families’ migration stories are as compelling as those of the families that migrated centuries earlier. They took extensive risks and experienced culture clashes, climate shock, and language barriers.

Now, one and two generations later, these migrant workers have assimilated and settled in the region. Their children and grandchildren are working as professionals. They have contributed their own cultural stamp to the region’s art, cuisine, diversity, and economy.

Prairie Public has produced a half-hour documentary to examine the amazing journey of the Red River Valley’s Hispanic community.

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