A sled dog lying in the snow in the Arctic.

Dog teams are still an important part of Inuit culture in Canada's High Arctic. (Levon Sevunts / Radio Canada International)

Eye on the Arctic – An Inuk hunter on the importance of dog teams

Radio Canada International journalist Eilís Quinn interviews Joelie Sanguya, an Inuit hunter and musher, as he prepares to go out on the land.

He discusses how he communicates with the dogs on his sled team, training methods, the language he uses to train the dogs, and how the dogs on his team interact with each other.

Sanguya and his dogs are dependent on each other to survive on the Arctic tundra, and he has a special relationship with each one of his animals.


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