The Fan Hitch Volume 1, Number 3, January 1999

Official Newsletter of the Inuit Sled Dog International

Table of Contents

From the Editor
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Dreams & Passions!
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The Media: I said that!?!
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A Chat about Breeding: Gait
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Inuit Dogs on the Web
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Bannock
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Behavioral Notebook: Getting Personal
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Janice Howls: Big Dogs are Here to Stay
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IMHO: On Being Doggie


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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



Inuit Dogs on the Web

There are two site I'd like to tell you about.

<http://www.arctictravel.com/dogsledpage.html> is a page out of the Nunavut Handbook. It is written by Peter Ernerk of Rankin Inlet, a cultural activist and freelance writer specializing in Inuit culture and northern political developments. Currently he is a member of the Nunavut Implementation Commission.*

If you care to get bleary-eyed looking at 765 thumbnail archival photos of dogs, you can find them Yellowknife's prince of Wales Cultural Heritage Museum site. Navigate there as follows. First go to <http://pwnhc.learnnet.nt.ca/programs/databases.htm> Next do a search on "dogs". Finally click on "photograph archives 765".

Happy surfing.


 
*Editor's note: Last April Mark and I had the good fortune to meet Peter during our visit to Iqaluit. Peter was most generous to give us some time from his busy schedule preparing for the birth of Nunavut to let us present to him our concerns for the Inuit Dog. He listened intently as we spoke of 1) our dismay that dogs were needlessly dying due to preventable canine diseases, parvovirus and distemper, 2) our concern that the number of pure Inuit Dogs in Eastern Canada seemed to be dwindling and 3) our hope of someday organizing an Inuit Dog Summit somewhere in the North. There was no question regarding his obvious sincerity. However, it was clearly understandable that despite the significance of the dogs being part of Inuit cultural heritage, in the grand scheme of things there were issues of the human condition associated with the creation of Nunavut that were more pressing, requiring a higher priority. Ed.

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