Pamplona became the meeting place, last weekend, for hundreds of “amerikanoak” coming from both sides of the Pyrenees to gather for the annual sheepherder’s get together organized by the Euskal Artzainak Ameriketan Association (Basque Sheepherders in America). The day always serves as an opportunity for those who were formerly in the US working as herders and then returned home, to get together, “Without forgetting our time in the American West, which is part of our lives and has influenced us to a lesser or greater extent, as well as the excuse for us to get together today,” according to an “amerikano” from Sunbilla.[+]
Next weekend, the Ondarea Zainduz (taking care of heritage) project is to be set in motion in Lesaka. This is a programme which seeks to contribute towards valuing the cultural heritage of this town of Bortziriak and more specifically its heritage in terms of historical monuments. This project is being developed within the framework of the twinning between Lesaka and Azkaine and which is being promoted by the initiative of the Udalbiltza Hurbiltzen programme.[+]
WE WISH TO CONSTRUCT A EUSKAL HERRIA MADE UP OF CITIZENS.
The Hurbiltzen programme put forward, devoted to the twinning among municipalities of Euskal Herria. `We wish to construct a Euskal Herria made up of citizens´.[+]