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Qimmiq, a loyal companion
Traditionally, Inuit people had a semi-nomadic lifestyle. Sleds pulled by dogs, known as the qimmiqs, were used as the preferred mean of transportation. Today, these dogs have been replaced by snowmobiles but they do still follow the Inuit in their everyday life. These brave dogs are not bothered by the severe Arctic cold thanks to their thick warm coat. They still help hunters find caribou tracks in summer and seal breathing holes in winter. They also protect them by keeping polar bears away. In Nunavik, sled dog races led by mushers (drivers) are organized to carry on this tradition.
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