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Society & Culture  (tags: Canada, Inuit, Nunavut, working sled dogs, ancient breed, near extinction )

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The Inuit Sled Dog is one of the most rugged dogs ever. In the 4000-odd years the breed has been around, it crossed the Bering Strait as it helped the Thule civilization migrate from Mongolia to the Eastern Arctic via Alaska in less than three years. ...

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Lynn Squance (235)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 11:47 pm
A note: reference is made to Nunavik as a Canadian Territory. It is incorrect. The territory is called Nunavut.

The role of southern Canadians, and I guess you could say, Canadians of European descent, in the affairs of First Nations people, no matter where that people reside, is abysmal. From Davis Bay in eastern Labrador to the Pacific Coast peoples, white Europeans have for centuries called for the assimilation of First Nations people. In so doing, a rich culture has been destroyed.

What has happened to the Inuit of the eastern Arctic is yet another example of white "benevolence".

kate K (481)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 10:32 am
Noted enlightening article

Edith B (146)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 8:40 pm
I am very sorry to read that the Canadian government is as bad as the US government in how it treats its native people.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Tuesday October 8, 2013, 11:53 pm

James Maynard (84)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 6:58 am
This is so incredibly sad.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 9:50 am
So horrible. Noted and shared.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:15 pm
in my prayers

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:18 pm
it is simple. there is a judgment day...and no one can escape it ...whatever evil u ve done and it stayed unrepented...well guess are going to hell for it. not for a week.FOR EVERRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

Liliana Garcia (200)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:20 pm
Sorry. Every time I try to open the article another site takes over. What's going on? It says!

Sheri Schongold (7)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 2:20 pm
This is disgusting. Karma will come for these murders.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday October 9, 2013, 3:07 pm
Our government in Canada sucks :-(

Sheila D (28)
Thursday October 10, 2013, 7:53 pm
What a terrible tragedy. Sadly, this is only one story of government abuse. $3M isn't nearly enough to compensate for the Inuit's loss of their dogs.

Les L (12)
Friday October 11, 2013, 3:34 pm
Noted with sadness...3Million dollars compensation is an insult!

Ulli w (45)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 4:14 pm
it's everywhere the same -
whether you think of the Red Indians or the Inuit of North America, the Aborigines in Australia or the Maori in New Zealand, the FIRST NATION PEOPLE in Russia or South America ...
"Take"rs are making every effort to rule the "Let"ers and, if they do not comply - try to eradicate them ...

(who stumbles over those terms in quotes: please take reference from author Danel Quinn's trilogy → ISHMAEL; MY ISMAEL; THE STORY OF B ...) I found MY ISHMAEL the best piece out of the three.

S J (130)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 5:41 pm
So sad. So Canada, the US, romania, bosnia, etc are dog killers?
Canada is even worse as they treat native people bad, one day they will chase all of you away. Whenever they stand up for their rights, I shall not hesitate to stand with them against you.

Thanks Lynn.

Dmitry Nikiforov (222)
Saturday October 12, 2013, 7:57 pm
Thanks Lynn.

P A (117)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 8:54 am
Oh this is APPALLINGLY VILE!!! Over here we tend to regard Canada as being a bastion of civilised behaviour and the RCMP as part of that - and we were oh SO wrong according to this article and the report submitted by the excellent retired Judge Jean-Jacques Croteau.

Sadly if one looks at history this is not a lone example of this sort of sadistic behaviour - wherever one goes in the world and whenever one looks at history - there some corrupt and evil people are, making others suffer hideously, just because they can. No wonder these poor souls turned to drink - everything had been taken from them by psychopaths.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 7:04 am
Disgusting, despicable and very sad.

Frances Darcy (133)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 12:23 am
noted with sadness..
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