The Fan Hitch Volume 5, Number 1, December 2002

Newsletter of the Inuit Sled Dog

Table of Contents

Editorial: Hoof Beats and Zebras
Featured Inuit Dog Owner: Merv Ehrich
Jubilee Medal Awarded to ISDI Co-Founder
Blue Eyes in Norwegian Greenland Dogs
ISD Enthusiasts Speak out on Blues Eyes
ISDI's Official Stand on Blue Eyes
Mountie, Alouette and Moose
Following Nanuk's Tracks
The Qitdlarssuaq Chronicles, Part 1
News Briefs:
New ISDI Scandinavia Web Site
Atanarjuat Update
Dog Teams in Iqaluit
Grammar Lesson
ISDs in Museum Exhibit
Poem: Lost Travellers
Book Review: first Nations.... first Dogs
ISD Enthusiast's First Novel Published
IMHO: Seeking to Answer the Wrong Question

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                  Montcombroux photo

Inuit Sled Dog International's Canadian  Co-Founder
Receives National Award

Geneviève Montcombroux is to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Medal, issued to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Her Majesty's accession to the throne. She won the award because of her exceptional contribution to the community and to Canada through her various endeavors over the years, as a dance teacher, author and publisher, as well as her efforts to preserve the Canadian Inuit Dog, Canada's only truly indigenous breed of dog. The presentation is to be held in the St. Boniface Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Canada on December 1, 2002. In accepting the honor, Geneviève was quick to point out that her work with the Inuit Sled Dog has been made possible by the continued support and cooperation of other members of the Inuit Sled Dog International. "In this respect, the medal is a form of recognition of the importance of the work we are doing."

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