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We Got into Inuit Dogs
the Dog, the Land and its People
of a Malamute Breeder
Credit Where it is Due
Lost and Found
El Nino, et al.
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by the IPL students of the Ulluriaq School,
Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International,
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Inuit Sled Dog International
Sled Dog International (ISDI)
is a consortium of enthusiasts whose goal is the
preservation of this
arctic breed in its purest form as a working dog.
The ISDI's efforts
concentrated on restoring the pure Inuit Dog to
its native habitat. The
ISDI's coordinators welcome to your comments and
Know the Dogs, the Land and its People
by Sue Hamilton
One cannot know the Inuit Sled Dog without an understanding of its recent
and ancient history, where it came from, under what conditions it evolved
and the people responsible for making this the finest freighting sled dog
in the world. For it is the "big picture" that give us a greater
appreciation of this marvelous dog. To do any less would not only
take the dog out of context, but also be a grave injustice, especially,
to the Inuit people themselves. The Canadian Inuit Dog by
Geneviève Montcombroux is the only book of its kind in existence.
The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History is
the masters' thesis of Ken MacRury and is available from the author by
writing to Box 58, Iqaluit, NT XOA OHO Canada. Valuable not only
for its presentation, this work contains a treasure trove of references.
A tiny sampling of other publications worthy of your attention (note that
some of these titles may be difficult to find):
Please take time to explore the world of the Inuit Sled Dog.
The Netsilik Eskimo by Asen Balikci
The American Museum of Natural History, The Natural History Press
Inuit Journey by Edith Iglauer
Douglas & McIntyre Ltd.
The Fourth World by Sam Hall
Alfred A. Knopf
Eskimo Diary by Thomas Frederiksen
Nelson Canada, Ltd.
Voices from the Bay
Presents traditional ecological knowledge of Inuit and Cree in the
Hudson Bay Basin (essentially Nunavut and Nunavik) ISBN: 0-919996-75-2
published by the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee (CARC)
1 Nicholas Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7
Nunatsiaq News is a newspaper published weekly, covering all
of Nunavut. For those of you connected to the world wide web, you
may read the on-line version.
The Nunavut Handbook, a comprehensive description of all the
communities, including tourist information, in Canada's Baffin Region.
The Nunavut Handbook, Box 8, Iqaluit, NT XOA OHO, Canada.
1-800-263-1452 phone; 1-613-727-6910 fax; or find the links to the on-line
version via the Nunatsiaq News Home Page.
UpHere: Exploring the True North, a magazine published
6 times yearly by Outcrop, Ltd., PO Box 1350, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N9,
The National Film Board of Canada has a fabulous collection of videos
on all subjects arctic. You may obtain a catalog by writing: Head
Office, Constitution Square, 360 Albert Street, Suite 1560, Ottawa, Ontario,
K1A 0M9, Phone: (613) 992-3615; or visiting their website.