In September 2017, the Finnish journalist, Johannes Kotkavirta, interviewed Mavis Mantila after she spoke at the Convocation Ceremony for FinnFestUSA 2017. Among other selected members of the Finnish diaspora, Ms. Mantila welcomed President Sauli Niinistö to Minnesota on behalf of Ojibwa Finnish Americans. She also made a connection between the journalist and her friend, Dr. Arne Vainio, who was also interviewed and described in this article. Karen Ba who translated this article is a friend of Mavis Mantila and of Finnish parentage.

The article is available in both Finnish and English language. You can click on the links below and learn all about Arne Vainio.

Article in Finnish:

You need to add a widget, row, or prebuilt layout before you’ll see anything here. 🙂
Continue Reading
A Presidential Visit to Minnesota

Finland’s President, His Excellency Sauli Niinistö, and First Lady of Finland Jenni Haukio In Minneapolis This unique Presidential visit is surely one you don't want to miss. You’re invited to…
Finnish-Ambassador-Kirsti Kauppi-visits-Juhannus '17

Finnish Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi is planning to visit Juhannus '17 by David Maki Assistant Editor, The Finnish American Reporter A member of the Finnish Foreign Ministry staff in Washington, D.C. has frequently…