Kimmirut

The Hamlet of Kimmirut (which means “heel” in Inuktitut) is a community of approximately 400 people, nestled in the hills of southern Baffin Island. Kimmirut was the first community visited by The Chinook Project (2006)–and we are grateful for everything this community did to help make our pilot Project a success.  We returned to this Hamlet in 2008 to help the dog population, which, at the time, numbered about 100.  Special thanks go to Pascale Baillargeon, Loolie Padluq, Jeannie and Elijah Padluq, and Qaqqalik School. Our clinics were held at the school, where we provided vaccines, medical appointments and surgery. We also travelled out of town to treat sled dog groups and performed house calls.

Kimmirut

Local student volunteers learn about anaesthesia


Vaccinations out on the land