The Fan Hitch   Volume 20, Number 2, March 2018

          Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog                                    
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From the Editor: Nakurmiik

Historic Polar Films at the Peary MacMillan
Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Arctic Nomads Workshop Booklet

National Registry Established to Vaccinate Greenland Dogs

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Arctic Nomads Workshop Booklet

Back in November of 2016, A Hunt for the Greenlandic Sled Dog’s Soul was initiated. In association with the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Greenland and headed by Professor Morten Meldgaard, this research project, QIMMEQ, was begun to examine “…the Arctic and Greenlandic sled dog culture. Sled dogs have been used for transport and thus they have played a significant part on colonizing the currently populated Greenlandic areas. To this day Greenland has an unique sled dog culture.”

As part of this project the Arctic Nomads Workshop was held in Sisimiut,, Greenland November 26 to December 4, 2016. The outcome of this gathering of dog teamers was the 2017 publication of a booklet, Arctic Nomads, containing “22 suggestions for how to preserve and develop the sled dog culture among Inuit in the future.”  This booklet may be downloaded from the web here. If you wish to purchase a copy, please email Pipaluk Lykke Løgstrup, owner of Nebula, a company that creates cultural projects, the workshop’s organizer.

See more of Carsten Egevang’s magnificent photography here.

Read:  “Growing Concern for the Greenlandic Sled Dog

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