Jordee Reid has been dog mushing since she was three years old. (Submitted by Jordee Reid - image credit) - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
Dog musher recognized for advocacy says public education key
Jordee Reid, named by the City of Yellowknife as a "Trailblazer" for her advocacy says when she joined the decades-long fight for her family's dog lot in city limits, the public needed more education about mushing's cultural significance.
Reid, who has been mushing since she was three, said when she took up her advocacy, she was surprised at how little people knew, and "that's a problem," she said.
Reid is immersed in dog mushing now, primarily as a race organizer.
The city, which relocated her grandparent's dog lot to Kam Lake in the 1970s, is now recognizing Reid for her involvement and advocacy in the sport.
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