Dicki Chhoyang

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Dicki Chhoyang, Nice, France, at a meeting of International Tibet Network, November 4, 2011

Dicki Chhoyang or Dickyi Choeyang Tibetan: བདེ་སྐྱིད་ཆོས་དབྱིངས་Wylie: bde skyid chos dbyings) ), (Mussoorie, India, 1966 -) is a Tibetan female politician and the current Foreign Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration.[1]


Dicki Chhoyang was born in Mussoorie, India, in 1966. She immigrated to Canada with her family at 4 years of age. She grew up in Montreal, Quebec in Canada and began working for the Tibetan community at a very young age. Around the age of 14, she was performing translations and was interpreter from Tibetan to French. Around the age of 20 years, she worked in two key projects. On the one hand, she participated to the first Canadian documentary on Tibet called A Song for Tibet made by the National Film Board of Canada, and secondly to the Tibetan resettlement project in the United States. She was a coordinator and has helped 21 Tibetans to relocate in Connecticut. At the age of 27, she studied and worked 10 years in Tibet and China[2] and became a staunch supporter of Tibet. In December 1999, at the Indiana University Bloomington, MA, she got a degree in Central Asian studies for her research on the ground in Amdo, eastern Tibet.[3] In 2006, she also obtained a M.Sc. from the University of Guelph.[4]

Candidate for election in 2011, she was elected the Electorate of North America becoming Deputy of the 15th Assembly Tibetan Parliament in exile. In September 2011, she was replaced by Tashi Namgyal Khamsitsang when she was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the 14th Tibetan Kashag.[5]


  • Dicki Tsomo Chhoyang, Tibetan-medium higher education in Qinghai, Indiana University, 1999
  • Dicki Tsomo Chhoyang, In Search of the Iron Rice Bowl: A Case Study of Tibetan Rural Household Investment in Higher Education as a Livelihood Strategy, University of Guelph, 2006


  1. ^ Present Kalons
  2. ^ Laura-Julie Perreault, Une Montréalaise ministre du gouvernement tibétain en exil, La Presse, May 9, 2012
  3. ^ MA Degrees Awarded to Program Majors :: Graduate Programs
  4. ^ Bio
  5. ^ Tendar Tsering, Tashi Namgyal sworn in as Member of Parliament, 27 septembre 2011

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