Table of Contents
Featured Inuit Dog Owners:
Scott & Terry Miller
Nunavut Dogsledding Association
Update: No Resolution in Iqaluit
Season's Greetings from Toadhall
The Homecoming, Part II
The Russian Connection, Part II
Meeting Ken Pawson and Kevin Walton
The Ted Fox ISDI Foundation Fund
Two Years in Antarctica
No Click and Treat for ISDs!
All Breed Kennel Club Registry
|From the Editor...
(Yogi Berra, former New York Yankee baseball catcher, coach)
There is an old saying that goes something like "Time heals all wounds." However, I can assure you beyond a shadow of a doubt this is never the case for dogs that have been fatally wounded. Nor are the emotional wounds healing for some dog team owners in Iqaluit who still await an official response to their August 2000 demands for an inquiry into the shootings of their dogs. And to make matters worse, not only is that report not forthcoming, there is still a lot of haranguing over the revision of existing dogs laws as well as disappointment over the seemingly futile struggle to create fair and reasonable laws applying to the keeping of traditional dog teams. (Read the Fan Hitch Update: No Resolution in Iqaluit.)
And so, fellow Inuit Dog enthusiasts, there is still work to be done, an opportunity for you to speak out, to let Iqaluit officials know that the world is indeed watching and waiting to find out if Nunavut's capital will be clever enough to find a way to skillfully blend 4000 years of tradition with the "cosmopolitan life" they fancy for themselves or if they will turn their backs on a significant element of northern heritage. Here are the people who need to hear from you:
John Mathews, Mayor
They all can be reached by phone at 867-979-5600 or fax 867- 979-5922 or by e-mail at <city.Iqaluit.firstname.lastname@example.org> or snail mail at P.O.Box 460 Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0.
Wishing you smooth ice and narrow leads.
Whose team will be Iqaluit's next target?