The Fan Hitch      Volume 15, Number 2, March 2013

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

From the Editor... Turning Dreams into Reality

In the News

Return of the Far Fur Country Project Update


Another Inuktitut Word for Snow


A Condo for Dogs: The Evolution of Our Dog Houses


Antiquity of the Inuit Sled Dog Supported by Recent Ancient DNA Studies

A Different Type of Sledding


Astrup’s Harness: A personal voyage to understand an old sealskin sled dog harness, Part 2

Movie Review: The Stories of Tuktu: Tuktu and His Eskimo Dogs

IMHO.... Why do we do this?

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Fort Chipewyan Cree dogsledder Robert Grandjambe (pictured)
takes cameraman Ryan Herdman on the trail of the far fur country
during our February visit to Fort Chipewyan Alberta for the
Far Fur Country project.                              Photo: K. Nikkel

Return of the Far Fur Country Project Update

Since the last update in the December 2012 issue of The Fan Hitch, The Return of the Far Fur Country project crew has been travelling widely.  In January and February they presented screenings in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and across the Atlantic to Glasgow, Scotland.

Although the recreation of The Romance of the Far Fur Country is a collaboration of Hudson's Bay Company Archives, the British Film Institute / National Film and Television Archives in London, England and the Manitoba Arts Council and many others, anyone wishing to support this historically significant project may do so with a donation by contacting Kevin Nikkel.

In addition to the work being done to recreate The Romance of the Far Fur Country, Five Door Films is making a seventy-five minute documentary, On the Trail of the Far Fur Country, about the rediscovery of this original silent film and the process of restoring and bringing it to the aboriginal communities where original footage was shot.

Both On the Trail of the Far Fur Country and The Romance of the Far Fur Country are expected to be ready for release sometime in 2013. Learn more at Five Door Film’s blog.

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