About us

RAIVAAJA is a not-for-profit publication owned by the Finnish American community. It strives to keep its readership informed in Finnish and in English about happenings in Finland and in Finnish communities all over the world.   This kind of information is not usually found in the mainstream American press.  Our Raivaaja staff believes publishing to be the most important way to transmit knowledge of our ethnic history and culture from one generation to the next.  Publishing is also the vital way to communicate current events and issues concerning the future of our Finnish- American  cultural activities. RAIVAAJA provides a forum for this dialog.

The RAIVAAJA Bookstore is in operation and a continuing source of revenue.  Any support through purchase of books and CD’s  will be promptly filled with our thanks for your continuing support.

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RAIVAAJA Bookstore on line.

2 Responses to About us

  1. Bob Hanninen says:

    April 22, 2-4pm: at Finnish Center at Saima Park SPECIAL INVITATION Friends, students and former students are all invited to extend their well wishes to Finnish language teacher Marita Cauthen, retiring after 37 years of teaching the language and now beginning a new chapter of her life in California. Marita is the long-time editor of the Finnish-American newspaper “Raivaaja”, now an online publication. Refreshments will be served

  2. The Saturday June 16th performance of Finland’s Jepokryddona at the Massachusetts Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton was amazing. http://www.jepokryddona.com/roulit/
    http://scandicenter.org/event/jepokryddona/ This was the opening night of their
    US tour which continues in New York and then Connecticut.
    Congratulations to Marita on her retirement!

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