The Fan Hitch Volume 10, Number 1, December 2007

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International

In This Issue....

From the Editor: Good Deeds, Great and Small

Fan Mail

In the News

Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update

BAS Vignette: Sledging with Dogs

CAAT Northern Project 2008 Plans

Hints and Tips: Building a Dog Box, Pt. 2

Product Review: Double Driver Dogsled


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Index of back issues by volume number

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Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

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Editor-in-Chief: Sue Hamilton
Webmaster: Mark Hamilton
Print Edition: Imaged and distributed by the IPL students of the Ulluriaq School, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik
The Fan Hitch, Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International, is published four times a year. It is available at no cost online at: http://thefanhitch.org.

Print subscriptions: in Canada $20.00, in USA $23.00, elsewhere $32.00 per year, postage included. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Make checks payable in Canadian dollars only to "Mark Brazeau", and send to Mark Brazeau, Box 151 Kangiqsualujjuaq QC J0M 1N0 Canada. (Back issues are also available. Contact Sue Hamilton.)


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The Inuit Sled Dog International

The Inuit Sled Dog International (ISDI) is a consortium of enthusiasts whose goal is the preservation of this ancient arctic breed in its purest form as a working dog. The ISDI's efforts are concentrated on restoring the pure Inuit Dog to its native habitat. The ISDI's coordinators welcome to your comments and questions.

ISDI Coordinator Canada:
Geneviève Montcombroux, Box 206, Inwood, MB R0C 1P0; gmontcombroux@gmail.com
ISDI Coordinator USA:
Sue Hamilton, 55 Town Line Road, Harwinton, CT 06791, mail@thefanhitch.org
Fan Mail....


Pups from Qimmiit Utirtut’s first litter.            photo: Brazeau

October 1, 2007

Hello Sue,

I've been reading and enjoying all the information on the Inuit Sled Dog site, and in The Fan Hitch.

I am the editor of a magazine called Overland Journal, which is devoted to expedition travel around the world.

In the winter issue we are printing a story about the ice road that extends to Tuktoyaktuk in the winter, down the Mackenzie River. I would very much like to write a side story about true Inuit sled dogs, to accompany the piece as interesting historic background.

Is this something you can and would be willing to help us with?

Thanks very much for any assistance you can offer.

Regards,
Jonathan Hanson
Executive Editor
Overland Journal
www.OverlandJournal.com

Ed: Jonathan Hanson did his homework and, in two pages, has deftly grasped the essence of the Inuit Sled Dog. His 1300 word article offers Overland Journal readers, who may be not at all familiar with the breed, a good understanding of what the ISD is all about. Full subscriptions or the single copy Winter 2007 issue in which Hanson’s article appears can be purchased by going to the magazine’s web site or by contacting Overland Journal at PO Box 1150, Prescott, Arizona 86302, U.S.A.; 928-308-2158; service@overlandjournal.com.

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November 30, 2007

Hi Sue,

Our family lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut. I just wanted to let you know we have enjoyed The Fan Hitch for the past 3 years. We share the same passion and enthusiasm for the Qimmiq as many of your readers and contributors. Stories from people like Daniel Annanack and Mark Brazeau of Qimmiit Utirtut have been so encouraging. It is our hope that through programs like these, the people will benefit along with the Qimmiq. I admire the perseverance of the ISDI, as it is not always easy to maintain such passion when the trail is long and rough. Though we ourselves do not yet have a team of our own, we are young. It is a goal, like buying a house or finishing school. The articles in The Fan Hitch have been informative and culturally appropriate and will continue to be a great resource for mushers, ISD enthusiasts and those who share our dream of restoring the best breed in the world to its rightful place in this world.

Jenna and Kaajuk Kablalik

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December 10, 2007

Ms. Hamilton,

I am a photojournalist in New York interested in possibly doing a story on the situation of Greenland's dogs. Is this an active point of contact for you? Is there a number I might call so that we could speak?

Thanks,

L. R.

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