The Fan Hitch   Volume 15, Number 4, September 2013

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

From the Editor: A Great Man Has Passed


Baker Lake MLA Speaks Out in Support of Nunavut's Inuit Dogs

Proposed New Dog By-law, a Threat to Iqaluit Dog Team Owners?

Published Research Has Implications for the Aboriginal Inuit Sled Dog!

Fan Mail

The Chinook Project’s July 2013 Visit to Labrador

NFB Increases Internet Accessibility to its Film Library

Movie Review: Vanishing Point

Problems Accessing/Viewing Pages

IMHO: The Back Story of the Thank You DVD

Index: Volume 15, The Fan Hitch

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

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Fan Mail....

                                                                        Photo: C. G.

Subject: ISDs
Date: Tue August 20, 2013


After a winter of reading (thanks to The Fan Hitch) and dreaming I have slowly gathered a few real Inuit dogs for breeding and pulling so that I may start a team. I was lucky enough to have a complete stranger in Nunavut with great experience and integrity give me two dogs from his team.

Anyway, I thought I'd let you know that The Fan Hitch has been a great resource and has helped me immensely in making the right decisions with regards to acquiring real Inuit dogs for myself and my family. 


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Subject: INUK film
Date: Sat August 17, 2013

Thank you so much Sue Hamilton for your great review that I just found and read. It is so wonderful for us to read papers from people who fully understand.

Keep updated on Facebook with the US release of INUK, starting 2nd October 2013 in San Francisco on the way to the East!

Of course we'll stay in touch... and thank you again so much for your interest in our film.

Jean-Michel Huctin
Anthropologist and lecturer;
INUK co-writer and co-producer

PS: I was once on your website when I participated and promoted the dogsled expeditions of the Children's home 12 years ago.

Ed: According to, INUK, Greenland's 2012 Oscar submission and winner of multiple international film festival awards, will open at The Roxie in San Francisco on October 2nd, then at The Royal in Los Angeles on October 4th, and the Quad Cinema in New York City on October 11th.  Be sure to confirm show dates with these theaters! A national release is to follow.
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