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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Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

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Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

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Video Review....
Return of the Qimutsiit 

reviewed by Sue Hamilton

Produced in 2006 and shown in Canada in February, 2007, Return of the Qimutsiit (52 minutes) relates the history of the Inuit Sled Dog in Nunavik as told through the history and the running of the annual Ivakkak dog sled race. The focus is on two entrants of the 2005 Ivakkak - an Elder and a young musher. (This documentary was not available for review prior to publishing the March, 2007 issue of The Fan Hitch).

To add Return of the Qimutsiit (available in French or English) to your video collection, contact:  Carla Bruce, Director of Acquisitions and Sales TV, Canada Filmoption International, 3401 St-Antoine, Montréal (Québec) H3Z 1X1, Tél: (514) 931-6180 ext.257, Fax : (514) 939-2034, email: .  On the web at: Home-use rights/personal use rights: $29.00 CAD. Individual school pricing (includes public performance rights): $79.00 CAD. Shipping not included.

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