The Fan Hitch      Volume 15, Number 2, March 2013

          Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog                                    
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From the Editor... Turning Dreams into Reality

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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

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New snow, freshly dog decorated.                        Photo: Hamilton

Another Inuktitut Word for Snow

Tucked away at the bottom of page 13 in the March 2013 issue of UpHere: Life in Canada’s Far North magazine is a wee entry about Inuktitut words for snow. According to Canadian Mick Mallon, renown Inuktitut linguist, there are a hundred Inuktitut words for snow. And with Inuit Dog owners in mind, here’s one of them:


Qurriniq:

Snow delicately tinted yellow by the urination of dogs.
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