June 17th – A Day to Celebrate

Iceland and USA flags with text (www.INLUS.org)

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

Nancy Marie Brown

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!

New Year Fireworks in Reykjavik

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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Iceland Independence Day

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Robert Frost once said, “Freedom lies in being bold.”   After years of effort and struggle, the Icelandic people boldly achieved full independence from Denmark 76 years ago on June 17, 1944.   What a celebration that was and what strides the free country of Iceland has made since then. June 17, 2020 also marks the 1st…

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Kaffi Timi Extended

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Kaffi Timi Extended Schedule Over the past few weeks, numerous INLUS members and friends have joined in on our Tuesday and Friday Kaffi Timi online (Zoom) chats. For many, COVID-19 restrictions will continue into May and possible beyond, so we have decided to extend our weekly chat schedule into June. Come join us, take a…

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Stir Crazy Yet?

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By Dianne O’Konski | Are you going stir crazy yet? I am not a big Facebook fan, but it has gotten more interesting lately. The posts and reposts give us a sliver of people’s state of mind. A relative posted this today from gramma funnies: “The truth is that it’s not so boring at home.…

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