The Fan Hitch   Volume 15, Number 4, September 2013

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

From the Editor: A Great Man Has Passed


Passage

Baker Lake MLA Speaks Out in Support of Nunavut's Inuit Dogs

Proposed New Dog By-law, a Threat to Iqaluit Dog Team Owners?

Published Research Has Implications for the Aboriginal Inuit Sled Dog!

Fan Mail

The Chinook Project’s July 2013 Visit to Labrador


NFB Increases Internet Accessibility to its Film Library


Movie Review: Vanishing Point

Problems Accessing/Viewing Pages

IMHO: The Back Story of the Thank You DVD


Index: Volume 15, The Fan Hitch
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John “Umelik” McGrath got this pup named “Qimmiq”
in Gjoa Haven (Uqsuqtuuq) for use in the Eskimo Dog Recovery Project
breeding program. Photo taken in Spence Bay (Taloyoak), c. 1973

                                                                              by: Lani McGrath

Index: Volume 15, The Fan Hitch

Adventure
N1: Akunnirmiut Nunavut Quest, Part 2
N2: A Different Type of Sledding

Editorials
N1: Heeeere we go again…
N2: Turning Dreams into Reality
N3: Words Worth Repeating
N4: A Great Man Has Passed

Fan Mail
N1: A writer goes through her deceased aunt’s photo album and find a photo of Florence Clark;
A Kuujjuaq dog man enjoys The Fan Hitch and wants to have a team of traditional ISDs.
N4: A Nunavik rookie musher wants to keep traditional Inuit Dogs; INUK co-writer/producer comments on the movie’s review in The Fan Hitch as the film debuts in the US.

General
N2: Another Inuktitut Word for Snow
N3: Inuit Tradition in 75 Tons of Sand!
N4: Passage: John Michael “Umelik” McGrath
       Baker Lake’s MLA Speaks Out in Support of Nunavut’s Inuit Dogs
       Proposed New Dog By-law, a Threat to Iqaluit Dog Team Owners?
       NFB Increases Internet Accessibility to its Film Library
       Accessing/Viewing Pages

Health, Science and Ethology
N1: Veterinary Care Served Northern Style at the 2012 Baker Lake Animal Wellness Clinic
N2: Antiquity of the Inuit Sled Dog Supported by Recent DNA Studies
N3: The Concept of an Aboriginal Breed
       The Canadian Animal Assistance Team’s 2013 Northern Canada Animal Health Care Project
N4: Chinook Project’s 2013 Visit to Northern Labrador, Canada
       Published Research Has Implications for the Aboriginal Inuit Sled Dog!

Hints and Tips
N2: A Condo for Dogs: The Evolution of Our Dog Houses

History
N1: Astrup’s Harness: A personal voyage to understand an old sealskin sled dog harness, Part 1
       Sleds, Dogs and Nitrate Film (Return of the Fan Fur Country)
N2: Astrup’s Harness: A personal voyage to understand an old sealskin sled dog harness, Part 2
       Return of the Far Fur Country Project
N3: Qillarsuaq
       The Endurance Dogs
       Far Fur Country Project Update

In My Humble Opinion
N1: Henson, Part 2   
N2: Why Do We Do This?
N3: Well, That’s The Way We Do It!
N4: The Back-story of the Thank You DVD

In the News
N1: Inuit Dog owners in Iqaluit seek help form the town council to protect Nunavut’s heritage
N2: Follow up to Iqaluit Inuit Dog Owners’ Request to the City Council

Media Review
N1: Kamik, an Inuit Puppy Story (book)
       Inuk (movie)
N2: The Stories of Tuktu: Tuktu and His Eskimo Dogs (historical film)
N3: In Celebration of Nunavut: Life on the Land Vol. 5; Arctic Dog Team, Arctic Jungle, Arctic Hunter (historical films)
N4: Vanishing Point (documentary movie)
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