The Fan Hitch Volume 10, Number 3, June 2008

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International

In This Issue....

From the Editor: The Fan Hitch... Enhanced

F.I.D.O.: Andrew Maher and Julia Landry

Fan Mail

In the News

Out on the Ice: Three Days with ISDs in North Greenland

Two Friends, Fourteen Dogs…One Quest!

The Nunavut Quest’s 10th Anniversary Run

BAS Vignette: Lampwick Harnesses

Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update

CAAT’s 2008 Northern Schedule

The Chinook Project Returns to Kimmirut

Product Review Update: Double Driver Sled

IMHO: On Feral Cats and Inuit Sled Dogs

Navigating This Site

Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

Search The Fan Hitch

Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

Talk to The Fan Hitch

The Fan Hitch home page

ISDI home page

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Editor-in-Chief: Sue Hamilton
Webmaster: Mark Hamilton
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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;
ISDI Coordinator USA:
Sue Hamilton, 55 Town Line Road, Harwinton, CT 06791,
Fan Mail....

Pingo                                      Photo: Hamilton

Date: April 3, 2008
Subject: Inuit research project help

Hello Sue,

I am an anthropology student at the University of Connecticut. I am involved in a research project about how language affects culture, and am having a hard time locating a local Inuit speaker to do a translation for me. I was wondering if you or anyone in your organization would be willing to help me? I would really appreciate your help.

Thank you for your time.

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Date: April 7, 2008
Subject: "Means, Motive and Opportunity" - for malamute project in Spain

Hi Mark,

I write you from, a project in Spain to promote the malamute as a working dog.

Early all here in Spain think that malamutes aren't good for work (mushing or pulling). That's why we created this portal web to promote the Alaskan Malamute, and show all that it's more than a beautiful dog.

We have read your article "Means, Motive and Opportunity" and we think it's a very interesting opinion. If you let us, we would like to translate it to Spanish, and publish it at our website. Of course, we'll add the link to the original article, and your name as author.

I have read some very interesting articles on your site. I am glad to have found people who really know the spirit of this special dog, and this kind of life. I think we can learn a lot from your experiences and your ideas.

Have a nice day!


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