Finno-Ugric Studies Association of Canada
Program of Presentations and Activities
Winnipeg, 2004

Sunday, May 30

11:00-11:30 "The Arctic Origin of the Indo-European Civilization"
Felice Vinci (Rome, Italy)

11:30-12:00 "Peasant Traditions as Determinants of Women's and Men's Statuses in Estonia"
Ain Haas (Indiana University at Indianapolis)

12:00-12:30 (possible late addition)
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-14:30 "Word Order and the Essive Case X-k�t Positions in Hungarian"
Masahiko Nose (Tohoku University, Japan)

14:30-15:00 "Translating and Publishing the Work of Estonia's Jaan Kaplinski"
Peter Mitham (Vancouver)

15:00-15:15 Break
15:15-15:45 "The Winter War: From Tuuri's Novel to Parikka's Film"
Börje Vähämäki (University of Toronto)

15:45-16:45 "Letters from Karelia"

[Lecture with excerpts from Kelly Saxberg's documentary film about the recruitment of Finnish North Americans to spy on Finland during the Continuation War of 1941-44]

Varpu Lindstr� (York University, Toronto)

18:00 Tour of Winnipeg's Assiniboine Park & Leo Mol Sculpture Garden;
    Dinner at Park Pavilion ($12-20)
    Conversation with locals about Manitoba Finns

Monday, May 31

9:00-9:45 FUSAC Business Meeting
10:00-10:30 "The Bird Motif in Kantele/Gusli Design and Lore"
Ain Haas (Indiana University at Indianapolis), Ilya T�kin (New York University),
Dace Veinberga (University of Toronto)

10:30-11:00 "The Developing of Literacy for Skolt Sami, an Endangered Language: The Consequences of Language Planning"
Zita McRobbie-Utasi (Simon Fraser University, Burnaby B.C.)

11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-11:45 "The Role of English in Contemporary Finland"
Sheila Embleton (York University, Toronto)

11:45-12:15 (cancellation possible)
Iconography in the Finnish Landscape: The Impact of America"

Mika Roinila (State University of New York, New Paltz)

13:00 Excursion caravan leaves for...

14:00-16:00 Tour of Aspen Acres Reindeer Farm & Sami Interpretive Centre, near Beausejour, Manitoba

(an hour's drive northeast of Winnipeg, entrance fee: $5)
(check out www.aspenacres.ca for information and map)

17:00 Dinner at riverside golf course ($6-15)