Upcoming INLUS Webinar – Lögberg-Heimskringla

Join us for another interesting Webinar presentation on Tuesday, February 8th. | Lögberg-Heimskringla – A Mirror of Icelandic Life in North America | “We like to think of Lögberg-Heimskringla as the ‘newspaper of record’ for the Icelandic community in North America,” says its editor Stefan Jonasson. “One of the oldest ethnic newspapers on the continent, it has served…

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Kaffi Timi is Back!

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Need a break from the everyday routine?  Ready to make some new friends? The INLUS is pleased to bring back our popular Kaffi Timi online video discussion time.  Kaffi Timi provides a time to chat for an hour about anything and everything. Friday, January 21, 2022 will mark its return at 3:00 PM Eastern/ 2:00…

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Losing a Friend

There are some people in this world that instantly become your friend.  Brent Scharbor (Skarðaborg) was one of those people.  We recently received word that he has passed away from COVID-19 in Texas. Brent was very proud of his Icelandic lineage that wove through the Orkney Islands to England and Scotland.  Like the Vikings of…

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June 17th – A Day to Celebrate

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Happy June 17th!  Today we celebrate Iceland’s National Day and the second birthday of the Icelandic National League of the United States! (INLUS) Take a look at our just-released INLUS newsletter here: Newsletters – Icelandic National League (inlus.org).  In this issue, you can find out why we celebrate Iceland’s National Day on June 17th and meet…

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April INLUS News and Reminders

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There is a lot going on in the INLUS! Reminders April 9 (Fri.), 3:00 PM Eastern/2:00 Central/1:00 Mountain/Noon Pacific:  Kaffi Timi.  This is an open one-hour time to chat with others from across North America.  Details may be found at Kaffi Tími 2021 – Icelandic National League (inlus.org).  These meetings occur every 2 weeks. April…

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Upcoming INLUS Webinars

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Please join us in later in March and April for two new webinars. First, on March 21st we will speak with Jonathan Wood, Polar Law student at the University of Akureyri.  He will talk about what brought him to Iceland, the Polar Law program, his work with the Arctic indigenous communities and the challenges they are…

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Preserving Our Icelandic Heritage

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Now scheduled for April 14 – When we think of Icelandic Heritage, many of us whose descendants came to North America generations ago think about the traditions.  But what about those things such as books, diaries, letters, and other documents that came with the immigrants that provided reading enjoyment, or were written by them that documents…

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Happy New Year!

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Gleðilegt nýtt ár! As we prepare to turn the page to a new year, the INLUS wishes you a Happy New Year.  We are looking forward to a year of continuing growth and offerings of interesting and valuable information. We will begin the year with two of our popular webinars. On January 17th we will speak…

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LEIF Goes Online!

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The pandemic has forced the cancellation of many summer and fall festivals.  The Leif Eriksson International Festival (LEIF) took this time as an opportunity to reimagine the festival.  Rather than an in-person series of music and religious services in Minneapolis, the LEIF Committee asked, “what if”.  The result is a shorter festival, but much richer…

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Kaffi Timi Continues

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Over the past few months, the INLUS has opened its online meeting room twice a week to chat.  Offered as a respite to stay-at-home guidelines, our Kaffi Timi discussions have covered a wide range of topics, from the virus and the weather to cooking and dreams of travel.  People from all parts of the U.S.…

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