The Fan Hitch   Volume 17, Number 4, September 2015

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

From the Editor: The Statistics of Sharing

Fan Mail

Contaminated Water! Yet Another
Long-standing Debacle in Iqaluit

Searching for the Shelters of Stone

How to Loose a Husky Team

A New Home for the BAS Husky Memorial Bronze Statue

Historical and Climatic Prerequisites of the
Appearance of the Population of Sled Dogs of the
Shoreline of the Chukotka Peninsula

The Sledge Patrol documentary update
Major Virus Issues in Canada’s North and
Canine Parvovirus Infects Inuit Dogs in
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, 1978

A Decade of Service: The Chinook Project’s
2015 Labrador Animal Wellness Clinic

Inuk’s release in North America!

Book Review: Games of Survival: Traditional
Inuit Games for
Elementary Students

IMHO: The Presumption of Good Faith

Index: Volume 17, The Fan Hitch

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Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

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Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

Defining the Inuit Dog

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The Sledge Patrol Update

Independent filmmaker, Sandra Skibsted, continues to seek cooperation from production companies in order to complete her documentary The Sledge Patrol. She has also been working diligently towards additional project funding, and has had recent success with additional support, including from the non-profit foundation Nunafonden.

A modest portion of the project’s budget has been released with a sense of urgency in order to interview a ninety-nine year-old World War II veteran who has much to contribute to the history of the Sirius Patrol’s early years. Skibsted has also been to Tromsø, Norway where she attended the European Documentary Network (for films and documentaries from the Arctic), meeting with film industry prospects. In November she will be in the United States filming interviews with the last few US Coast Guard veterans who were in the Greenland Patrol during the war.

Skibsted’s determination and passion for her project is clearly evident. The Fan Hitch looks forward to these encouraging progress reports as The Sledge Patrol moves towards completion. View trailers here.
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