The Fan Hitch   Volume 19, Number 1, December 2016

          Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog                                    
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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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The Arctic Nomads

Post-Symposium Report

by Pipaluk Løgstrup
Sisimiut, Greenland

ED. You may view the Symposium Program here.

The Arctic Nomads Symposium in Sisimiut, Greenland on November 26 to December 4 went well.

Organisers are happy that all sled builders and participants made it to Sisimiut.

Support for the Arctic Nomads project has been overwhelming, and good media coverage secured public attention throughout. The Arctic Nomads project has given stakeholders a chance to meet and discuss the future of the dogsledding culture. Dogsledders, politicians, tourism operators and others came up with solid conclusions to be edited into a finalising document. The conclusions in the document present ten different perspectives from which it is possible to start to preserve and to develop the Inuit dogsledding culture for future generations. This document will be published in Russian, English, Greenlandic and Danish, and is expected late January 2017.

The pictures below of these sleds with their builders were taken after having been test-driven.  This unique collection of sleds now stands at the Sisimiut Museum as a part of their permanent collection.

Disco Bay sled
Rita Inuusuttoq and Ville Siegstad / Ikerasaarsuk and Ilulissat, Greenland.
photo: Carsten Egevang and Eli Olsen

East Greenland sled
Dines Mikaelsen / Tasiilaq, Greenland
photo: Carsten Egevang and Eli Olsen

Chukchi sled
Olga Shoroydova (interpreter), Nikolay Kalanto, Vladimir Skhauge, and Vicheslav Rakhtyna /
 Nuuk, Lavrentia, Sireniki and Uelkal (not in photo: Iurii Kynaut / Lavrentia)
photo: Carsten Egevang and Eli Olsen

Alaska sled
Chuck Schaeffer, Jayme Dittmar and Bailey Schaeffer / Kotzebue, Alaska, USA
photo: Carsten Egevang and Eli Olsen

Nunavut sled
Joelie Sanguya / Clyde River, Nunavut, Canada
photo: Carsten Egevang and Eli Olsen

North Greenlandic sled
Lars Jeremiassen and Qaerngaaq Nielsen / Qaanaaq and Savissivik, Greenland
photo: Carsten Egevang and Eli Olsen

Sisimiut sled
Hans Peter Kreutzmann and Karl Peter Olsen / Sisimiut, Greenland
photo: Carsten Egevang and Eli Olsen
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