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Selkie, Finland

Introduction

The boreal village of Selkie is located in North Karelia, Finland. Selkie is one of the oldest known settlements in the region, with earliest records emerging from 1500s. Before that, the area has been owned and utilized by a Sámi siida, as can be derived from toponymic place names surrounding, and in Selkie. The cultural landscape of Selkie reflects Sámi, Karelian, and contemporary culture. The population of the village is approximately 300 Finns.

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Films

Pentti Veijonmaa discusses the communal moose hunt and life in the village of Selkie, Finland. 


Jouko Könönen joins Pentti Veijonmaa to discuss hunting beaver and what the heavily damaged local river, Jukajoki (undergoing rehabilitation), was like when they were young.