The Fan Hitch   Volume 19, Number 1, December 2016

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

From the Editor: Of Sledge Dogs and Bulldogs

The Qimuksiq Network

A Hunt for the Greenlandic Sled Dog’s Soul

The Arctic Nomads Post-Symposium Report
Bulldog with a Short Snout

Book Review: The World of Tivi Etok

IMHO: Staying the Path

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Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

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Defining the Inuit Dog

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On a dog island in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik; 2016             photo: Patricia Brunet

The Qimuksiq Network:

Exploring Human-Dog Relationships in the Canadian North

The Qimuksiq Network ("A man and his dogs travelling by sled") is a new initiative that seeks to foster discussions about dog-related issues in the Arctic. The main goal of this network is to establish a permanent forum for researchers and Northern stakeholders (all interested parties) that promotes the common production, sharing, and use of knowledge about dogs in Nunavik villages and Nunavut communities. This network will hopefully foster collaborations between researchers working in Nunavut and Nunavik, organizations in both territories, and researchers and stakeholders. The network also seeks to support existing and new research and intervention projects that are prioritised by network members. The network promotes the participation of Nunavut and Nunavik stakeholders to the production of research (identification of priorities, development of research protocols, data collection, analysis, diffusion and intervention). Finally, the network also seeks to reach out to the public, public authorities, local governments and humane organizations in order to inform them about research results. The Qimuksiq Network was initiated by Francis Lévesque, professor at the School of Indigenous Studies at Université du Québec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) but could not exist without the collaboration of many researchers (A. Ravel, A. Simon and C. Aenishaenslin from U of Montréal; J. Saint-Charles of UQÀM; A. Cunsolo-Willox director of the Labrador Institute of Memorial University as well as S. Harper from Guelph) and Nunavik and Nunavut stakeholders (Nunavut Tungavik. Inc., Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Nunavik Research Centre). The Network is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities research Council of Canada (2016-2019). For more information, please go here.
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