The Fan Hitch Volume 14, Number 2, March 2012

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International
In This Issue....

Editorial: Old Tools – New Tools

Stroma and Skye

Misadventure and Redemption on the Otryt Trail


Meeqi’s Gift

A Boys' Trip on Dovrefjell

Tumivut: Traces of our Footsteps


New Site/Old Site

Piksuk Media's Nunavut Quest Project Progress Report

Media Review: Nunavut Quest: Race Across Baffin

IMHO: Let's Talk

Navigating This Site

Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

Search The Fan Hitch


Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

Defining the Inuit Dog


Talk to The Fan Hitch

The Fan Hitch home page

ISDI home page


Editor's/Publisher's Statement
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.)


The Fan Hitch
welcomes your letters, stories, comments and suggestions. The editorial staff reserves the right to edit submissions used for publication.


Contents of The Fan Hitch are protected by international copyright laws. No photo, drawing or text may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Webmasters please note: written consent is necessary before linking this site to yours! Please forward requests to Sue Hamilton, 55 Town Line Rd., Harwinton, Connecticut  06791, USA or mail@thefanhitch.org


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

Taking a tough, overland route in Greenland. Photo: Katherine Suboch

New Site/Old Site

Work on migrating material to our new website, thefanhitch.org, is complete. Most recently, the few remaining pages that lacked sidebars were reformatted. Over the years the amount of material on The Fan Hitch site has grown to the point where efficient site navigation now requires ready access to a number of links. You now have those links on every page of our site.

There is no longer any need to visit our old site. No new material has been uploaded to that site since the September 2011 issue of The Fan Hitch. All material that appears on the old site is also on our new site. Currently, the only visitors using the old site are following links from other sites to specific articles. In February of this year we began replacing those linked articles with redirect pages to our new website. We will continue to replace linked articles on the old site with redirect pages as needed so as to migrate as many readers as possible prior to June 30, 2012 when the old site disappears. After that date people following old links from other sites will get only a generic "404 - Not Found" page.

In early March, we also made the first revision to "Defining the Inuit Dog". Our intention for this profile is to keep it "live" so that it is always current and reflects the most recent information obtainable. Revisions and additions will be made as necessary. The first revision makes some minor changes to the Nomenclature section. In addition to its original creation date, "Defining the Inuit Dog" will now also carry the date of its most recent revisions.

Our policy regarding copyright and permission to create links to The Fan Hitch remains firm. Neither text nor images may be reproduced in any way, shape or form without our written permission. Similarly, creating links to any part of The Fan Hitch site with another website  requires our written permission.

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