Dog Team Driver Grant Program

Dog teams remain an integral part of life in NunatuKavut. In the past, they helped families travel (“shift”) to their seasonal homes and hunters and trappers provide for their families. They allowed people to travel throughout our homeland and connected people with one another.

Today, they continue to connect us to our traditions and our culture. There are a number of NunatuKavut Inuit in our communities who own dog teams. Understanding the cost of carrying on this important tradition, the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) introduced the Dog Team Driver Grant Program in January 2023 to help subsidize the costs.

This is a two-year program with a possibility of extension. Drivers may re-apply in January 2024.

Grant Amount

Up to $1000 per dog team per calendar year.


Eligible applicants must be located in a community within NunatuKavut and own a team with five or more husky dogs. Only one grant will be approved per dog team and per household.


NCC will be following up with successful applicants for feedback and photos.
For enquires about this grant, please contact Clint Clark by email at or by phone at 709-896-0438.


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