The Fan Hitch Volume 9, Number 3, June 2007

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International

In This Issue....

From the Editor: Metaphorically Speaking

That Was Then, This is Now

Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update

Fan Mail

Book Review: The Inuit Way

Product Review: Collasate™/EMT™

Drag Mats and other "Drag-Ons"

ISDI Publications News

IMHO: Friends 

Navigating This Site

Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

Search The Fan Hitch

Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

Talk to The Fan Hitch

The Fan Hitch home page

ISDI home page

Editor's/Publisher's Statement
Editor-in-Chief: Sue Hamilton
Webmaster: Mark Hamilton
Print Edition: Imaged and distributed by the IPL students of the Ulluriaq School, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik
The Fan Hitch, Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International, is published four times a year. It is available at no cost online at:

Print subscriptions: in Canada $20.00, in USA $23.00, elsewhere $32.00 per year, postage included. All prices are in Canadian dollars. Make checks payable in Canadian dollars only to "Mark Brazeau", and send to Mark Brazeau, Box 151 Kangiqsualujjuaq QC J0M 1N0 Canada. (Back issues are also available. Contact Sue Hamilton.)

The Fan Hitch
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The Inuit Sled Dog International

The Inuit Sled Dog International (ISDI) is a consortium of enthusiasts whose goal is the preservation of this ancient arctic breed in its purest form as a working dog. The ISDI's efforts are concentrated on restoring the pure Inuit Dog to its native habitat. The ISDI's coordinators welcome to your comments and questions.

ISDI Coordinator Canada:
Geneviève Montcombroux, Box 206, Inwood, MB R0C 1P0;
ISDI Coordinator USA:
Sue Hamilton, 55 Town Line Road, Harwinton, CT 06791,
Fan Mail....

20 month old Pakaq (r) appears concerned that he may have offended
his mother, Piqatik (l)                                      photo: Hamilton

March 18, 2007 
Subject: Fan Hitch

Wow....I was so moved by the poem [A Real Inuk by Eva Obed]  in The Fan is what the whole dog running thing is about...feeling a connection.


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March 31, 2007 
Subject: the random reader


I'm just a random reader who noticed your editorial from June 2004, "Who are you and what do you want?"  In short, I'm a non-dog owning California suburbanite who has had a long interest in all things polar, especially Inuit. I stumbled upon The Fan Hitch while trying to find information about Qitdlarssuaq - I eventually ponied up the cash for Guy Mary-Rouselliere's book (worth every penny).

Anyways, keep up the good work.


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April 15, 2007 

I ran across The Fan Hitch newsletter while surfing the web for some other info. I own and love Alaskan Malamutes and am active in rescue for them. I have had the pleasure of rescuing two (what I was told) ISDs in the last 3 years, both of them older males who found good working homes to live their lives in. 

I will be continuing to visit and read The Fan Hitch. I found it very interesting and informative.


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