# 215 - Meet tradition keeper Dalva Lamminmäki

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Dalva Lamminmäki

In early December 2013, there was a festive group of rabblers who jammed together in a downtown Ottawa pub to meet, greet and celebrate. During that two hours, one of the people Lynn Thompson met was Greg Macdougall who subsequently introduced her to Dalva Lamminmäki, as he had been documenting her sharings.

Dalva is from Finland, a healer in the Finnish-Urgic Shamanic traditions. Her background is in the ancient practices of the Karelia area of Finland, where she has ancestral ties. Dalva is a teacher with the Center for Finno-Ugric Shamanism, Helsinki.

She initially visited Thunder Bay, Toronto, and Ottawa regions over the time of Beltane / May Day 2013. Good timing again for Dalva's second visit to Canada, over winter solstice and Christmas, to Toronto and Ottawa.

On December 28th, 2013, Lynn met up with Dalva in downtown Ottawa and they walked over to the snowy canal where they stood near many trees to record this brief and intriguing conversation about our relationships with nature, and the purpose of Dalva's visits to Canada.

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