Kashubian Association

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Kashubian Association
Kaszëbskô Jednota (Kashubian)
Wspólnota Kaszubska (Polish)
ChairmanKarol Rhode
FoundedAugust 12, 2011
HeadquartersGdynia
IdeologyRegionalism
Kashubian minority interests
European affiliationEuropean Free Alliance
Party flag
Kashubian flag.svg
Website
www.kaszebsko.com

The Kashubian Association (Kashubian: Kaszëbskô Jednota; Polish: Wspólnota Kaszubska) is a Poland-based association for Kashubians with the aim of developing the national, civic and cultural awareness of Kashubians from around the world. In particular, it is calling for recognizing the Kashubian as an ethnic minority in Poland:[1] in the current Polish law on minorities the only right the Kashubians enjoy is the status of their language as regional.[2]

History of organisation[edit]

The Kashubian Association was founded on August 12, 2011, by people previously associated with the magazines Tatczëzna [pl] and Òdroda (Kaszëbskô Òdroda), the Nasze Kaszuby internet portal (formerly 'Kashubian-Pomeranian Resources'), the literary group ZYMK (Zéńdzenié Młodëch Ùtwórców Kaszëbsczich; Polish: Spotkanie Młodych Autorów Kaszubskich: English: Conference of Young Kashubian Authors) and the Kashubian-Pomeranian Association.[citation needed]

Objectives[edit]

The Statute of the organization declares the following goals:[3]

  1. Lobby for a change in the law on minorities, so that Kashubs acquire ethnic minority status.[1]
  2. Resurgence and establishment of the national consciousness of Kashubians.
  3. Revival of Kashubian culture.
  4. Promoting knowledge about Kashubians.
  5. Protecting the ethnic rights of people declaring Kashubian nationality.
  6. Shaping and developing active attitude among the young generation of Kashubians, fostering the creation of governance and a sense of full responsibility for their homeland.

Minority status[edit]

The association seeks consolidation of the Kashubian national movement and asserts that ethnic minority status is necessary to increase the protection and development of the Kashubian culture.[4][5][6][7][8][9] The president of the Kashubian-Pomeranian Association, Łukasz Grzędzicki [pl], disagrees that ethnic minority status is necessary or desirable.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Prawny aspekt" [Legal aspect] (in Polish).
  2. ^ "Ustawa o mniejszościach narodowych i etnicznych oraz o języku regionalnym"
  3. ^ "Sztatut" (PDF).
  4. ^ "FAQ - Pyt.1: Kiedy i dlaczego powstała Kaszëbskô Jednota?".
  5. ^ "Kaszubi będą mniejszością etniczną?" [Will Kashubians become an ethnic minority?]. newsweek.pl (in Polish). 24 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Kaszubi narodem? Proszą prezydenta o wsparcie" [Will Kashubians be a nation? President asked for support]. tvn24.pl (in Polish). 4 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Kaszubi chcą być narodem" [Kashubians want to be a nation] (in Polish). Polskie Radio. 20 July 2013.
  8. ^ Katka, Krzysztof (25 January 2012). "Kaszubska mniejszość wśród Kaszubów" [Minorities within Kashubians] (in Polish). Gazeta Wyborcza.
  9. ^ Jedlecki, Przemysław (3 March 2012). "Ślązacy i Kaszubi jednoczą siły. Chcą być niemal jak narody [WIDEO]" [Silesians and Kashubians join forces. They want to be just like nations, video] (in Polish). Gazeta Wyborcza.
  10. ^ "Kaszubi mniejszością etniczną? Szef ZK-P: To oderwane od rzeczywistości" [Kashubians an ethnic minority? Leader of the KPA: That's out of touch with reality] (in Polish). Express Kaszubski. 27 January 2012.
  11. ^ Adamkowicz, Marek (29 January 2012). "Burza na Kaszubach. Odżył spór o narodowość" [Storm in Kashubia. Dispute over ethnic status revived] (in Polish). Dziennik Bałtycki.

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