The Fan Hitch Volume 14, Number 2, March 2012

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog
In This Issue....

Editorial: Old Tools – New Tools

Stroma and Skye

Misadventure and Redemption on the Otryt Trail

Meeqi’s Gift

A Boys' Trip on Dovrefjell

Tumivut: Traces of our Footsteps

New Site/Old Site

Piksuk Media's Nunavut Quest Project Progress Report

Media Review: Nunavut Quest: Race Across Baffin

IMHO: Let's Talk

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

Defining the Inuit Dog

Talk to The Fan Hitch

The Fan Hitch home page

ISDI home page

Editor's/Publisher's Statement
Editor: Sue Hamilton
Webmaster: Mark Hamilton
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Taking a tough, overland route in Greenland. Photo: Katherine Suboch

New Site/Old Site

Work on migrating material to our new website,, is complete. Most recently, the few remaining pages that lacked sidebars were reformatted. Over the years the amount of material on The Fan Hitch site has grown to the point where efficient site navigation now requires ready access to a number of links. You now have those links on every page of our site.

There is no longer any need to visit our old site. No new material has been uploaded to that site since the September 2011 issue of The Fan Hitch. All material that appears on the old site is also on our new site. Currently, the only visitors using the old site are following links from other sites to specific articles. In February of this year we began replacing those linked articles with redirect pages to our new website. We will continue to replace linked articles on the old site with redirect pages as needed so as to migrate as many readers as possible prior to June 30, 2012 when the old site disappears. After that date people following old links from other sites will get only a generic "404 - Not Found" page.

In early March, we also made the first revision to "Defining the Inuit Dog". Our intention for this profile is to keep it "live" so that it is always current and reflects the most recent information obtainable. Revisions and additions will be made as necessary. The first revision makes some minor changes to the Nomenclature section. In addition to its original creation date, "Defining the Inuit Dog" will now also carry the date of its most recent revisions.

Our policy regarding copyright and permission to create links to The Fan Hitch remains firm. Neither text nor images may be reproduced in any way, shape or form without our written permission. Similarly, creating links to any part of The Fan Hitch site with another website  requires our written permission.

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