The Fan Hitch Volume 14, Number 3, June 2012

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

Editorial: A dog for all seasons

The Fan Hitch Web and Journal Updates

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The Doggy Men Goes Digital

In the News

Tumivut: Healthy Diet for Dogs

Qimmivut (Our Dogs)

Media Review: Nunavut Quest: Race Across Baffin Update

The Chinook Project Returns to Labrador


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Courtesy Piksuk Media Update

The Nunavut Quest game is now available online for both Windows and Macintosh platforms. There is no charge to download from the website. However only those with fast and reliable internet connections should attempt the download which is estimated to take about two hours. Dial up users can expect a download to take over 40 hours! Piksuk Media is in the process of creating a DVD of the game which will be offered for sale in the near future.

The mini games can now be downloaded to an iPad. This is an “app” available through iTunes by searching for "Nunavut Quest".

The DVD (for home viewing) of the six-episode Nunavut Quest documentary has been created. Piksuk Media is waiting to hear from the Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network as to whether they will allow the DVD’s sale before the Fall airing of series broadcast in Inuktitut. is in the process of posting images, results and stories about both the 2012 Nunavut Quest dog team race as well as the new race from Clyde River to Qikiqtarjuaq. These can be currently found under the "News" heading.

Be sure to visit the Forum and ask questions or offer comments to share with other Inuit Dog enthusiasts.

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