The Fan Hitch Volume 5, Number 1, December 2002

Official Newsletter of the Inuit Sled Dog International

Table of Contents

Editorial: Hoof Beats and Zebras
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Featured Inuit Dog Owner: Merv Ehrich
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Jubilee Medal Awarded to ISDI Co-Founder
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Blue Eyes in Norwegian Greenland Dogs
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ISD Enthusiasts Speak out on Blues Eyes
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ISDI's Official Stand on Blue Eyes
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Mountie, Alouette and Moose
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Following Nanuk's Tracks
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The Qitdlarssuaq Chronicles, Part 1
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News Briefs:
New ISDI Scandinavia Web Site
Atanarjuat Update
Dog Teams in Iqaluit
Grammar Lesson
ISDs in Museum Exhibit
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Poem: Lost Travellers
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Book Review: first Nations.... first Dogs
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ISD Enthusiast's First Novel Published
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IMHO: Seeking to Answer the Wrong Question


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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

                  Montcombroux photo

Inuit Sled Dog International's Canadian  Co-Founder
Receives National Award

Geneviève Montcombroux is to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Medal, issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne. She won the award because of her exceptional contribution to the community and to Canada through her various endeavors over the years, as a dance teacher, author and publisher, as well as her efforts to preserve the Canadian Inuit Dog, Canada's only truly indigenous breed of dog. The presentation is to be held in the St. Boniface Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Canada on December 1, 2002. In accepting the honor, Geneviève was quick to point out that her work with the Inuit Sled Dog has been made possible by the continued support and cooperation of other members of the Inuit Sled Dog International. "In this respect, the medal is a form of recognition of the importance of the work we are doing."
 

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