The Fan Hitch Volume 9, Number 2, March 2007

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog

In This Issue....

From the Editor: Who Will Share Our Vision?

ISDI Launches New Partnership in Nunavik

Qimmiit Utirtut's First Litter

A Real Inuk

Update: Sledge Dog Memorial Fund

Recollections of the Doggy Man

Sledge Dogs of The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, 1947-50

Fan Mail

In the News 

Video Reviews:
Secrets of Antarctica
Wolf Dog
Return of the Qimutsiit
Dogs That Changed the World

Product  Review: Leather Mittens by Sterling Glove

Tip for the Trail: It's in the Bag

IMHO: One Brick at a Time

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Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

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Present from left to right: Tommy Sandy Annanack, Larry Annanack, Andrew Obed,
Daniel Annanack (IPL Teacher), Gary Thibault (Student Support Staff). photo: Brazeau

ISDI Launches New Partnership in Nunavik

Beginning officially with this issue of The Fan Hitch, the hard copy edition of ISDI's journal is now printed and distributed by the IPL (Individual Paths of Learning) students of the Ulluriaq School in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik, under the supervision of Mark Brazeau, Daniel Annanack and Gary Thibault. Until now it had been prepared and distributed by ISDI's Canadian Coordinator, Geneviève Montcombroux, in Manitoba, who has said of the new agreement, "Absolutely great! I'm happy to pass on the printing and distributing of TFH."

Sue Hamilton, editor of The Fan Hitch, is also enthusiastic about the new arrangement. "It means so much to me!  Managing the subscriptions, the students will get to develop some basic business and organization skills associated with this part of the publishing process. And then, of course, there's the connection of our shared interest in the restoration of the pure Inuit Sled Dog to its native habitat. The ISDI is turning over all subscription fees to Ulluriaq School's Qimmiit Utirtut program. And we hope that the powers-that-be will take note of what we're doing and be positively influenced by this budding alliance and will want to pitch in as well to further support the return of the pure ISD."

"I was also very excited about our students being involved with The Fan Hitch," said Ulluriaq School's Vice-Principal Mark Brazeau. "They were very proud when I showed them the line [in the revised masthead] 'Paper copies printed and distributed by the IPL students of Ulluriaq School, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik'. They were kind of surprised when I told them that we would also be sending subscriptions to other countries. They are taking their role very seriously."

Subscription fees and payments for back issues of the 8.5in. x 11in. full-color, magazine-style format print version of The Fan Hitch will still go to Geneviève Montcombroux, who will then forward the subscribers' addresses and payments in Canadian dollars on to Kangiqsualujjuaq. Currently, the cost of a one-year (four issues) subscription of The Fan Hitch in Canada is $18.00 CAD, in the USA $16.00 USD. Elsewhere: $22.00 CAD per year, postage included. Send requests, with checks payable to "ISDI", to Geneviève Montcombroux, P.O.Box 206, Inwood, Manitoba, R0C 1P0, Canada.

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