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Rafting on the border river

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Sigurd Uusitalo is living outside Pajala in the little village Kengis. He tells a story about his grandfather who went to America. He built himself a raft and went down the river from Monio to Haparanda. When he came to Haparanda/Tornio he sold the logs and bought the ticket to the ship. He got many skills in America but when he came back to his home village no one valued that, they thought he was just a boaster.

The story is in Finnish (Meänkieli).

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Saila Puukko
Lapland UAS

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95400 Tornio

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Iina Askonen
Pellon Kehitys Oy

Kunnantie 4
FI-95700 Pello

+358 (0)40 820 8883



Hanna Lakkala
Finland Futures Research Centre

Turku School of Economics
FI-20014 University of Turku

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Halti næringshage AS

Hovedveien 2
N-9151 Storslett

+47 92055728


Anja Thonhaugen
Halti næringshage AS

Hovedveien 2
N-9151 Storslett

+47 99421411

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