FACA Book Sale Continues! The FACA Book Sale continues! It’s a wonderful opportunity to add to your private library or enjoy some wonderful reading. We have a great variety of Finnish-related topics – in English, in Finnish, in Swedish; old, new; classics, contemporary; on travel, history, art, music, design, technology, language, religion; poetry, biographies, fiction, […]
Photos from FACA programs and Finnish events (by Kathy and John Jorgensen) are available on SmugMug at:** FACA Programs – FACA Programs and Events ** Other events such as Independence Day celebration and Kauneimmat Joululaulut/Joulutori – All Things Finnish! All photos can be viewed online. Prints, downloads, etc. can be obtained “self-serve” directly from SmugMug […]
We are excited to have Beatrice Ojakangas join us for our November program. Her cookbooks are a staple in many of our homes. Beatrice Ojakangas grew up on a small farm in Floodwood, Minnesota, where her mother taught her how to bake bread on their wood stove before she was old enough to read. During […]
Arne Vainio, M.D. was born to a Finnish father and an Ojibwe mother, one of seven children. When he was four years old, his father committed suicide and poverty followed. He credits less than a double handful of people for changing his course and advises we are all that person for someone who might be […]
How is it to dedicate one year to language learning as an adult? How does the revitalization of Sámi languages look like in Finland today? In what way are handicrafts beneficial to language learning?
The Sámi people are the only indigenous people living in the European Union.
Year 2020 meant a huge shift in education, as the teachers and students had to rapidly learn to utilize a new learning environment, digital space. This shift has brought not only challenges but also new opportunities, in terms of better utilizing technologies, contents and platforms that have already been part of our digitalized lifestyles. Furthermore, […]
St. Urho’s Day (March 16) is a holiday of merriment and fun for the Finnish American community, and one that is unique to our diaspora as it has no analogue in Finland. Over the years, it’s become a popular festivity far beyond the Iron Range where it first began. Every town celebrates it a little […]