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Jody Potts-Joseph and Jamey Joseph own Raven Clan Kennels in Eagle Village, Alaska on the Upper Yukon River. Raven Clan Kennels is where mushing dogs is a way of life.  For the Joseph's mushing has been part of their Indigenous culture for multiple generations.  Both were raised with sled dogs and love carrying on this tradition and culture.  Their dogs are part of the family and dog care is a top priority, as their elders have taught.  Jody will be racing the team in season 2023/2024, hoping to qualify for a 2025 Iditarod run.  They live in and train in Eagle Village, AK. Join us as we begin our racing journey and work towards Iditarod!


Dog Handler wanted in Eagle Village, Alaska for our small kennel with 20 plus racing sled dogs.   Eagle is on the upper Yukon River near the Canadian border, surrounded by mountains.  The winters are cold and dark, but the northern lights are epic and the mushing is good!  Our dogs are all friendly, happy, hard workers with good dispositions.  

Qualifications:  Must love dogs, adventurous, healthy, strong, active, hard working, positive attitude, important to be adaptable to changing situations as things don’t always go as planned in rural Alaska or with sled dogs or mushing in general.  Open minded, willing to learn, and easy going are important, but also able to hustle when hustle is required.   Prior experience with the sled dogs is a plus but not necessary. Also a huge plus if the individual has some level of bush living competency, ie... chopping wood and other basic bush skills are a plus.

Duties: Assisting kennel owners in all aspects of dog care including but not limited to helping with feedings in all kinds of conditions, scooping dog poop, daily chores, mushing dogs, dog training/conditioning, breaking trail and trail maintenance, snowmachine driving, gear care and repair, and other daily chores around the kennel to keep things moving such as cutting your own firewood, etc.  There will be the possibility of helping with subsistence activities such as hunting and gathering, and learning of our culture in bush Alaska from our Alaska Native family.  High probability that plenty of work time will be spent puppy cuddling, puppy walks, bike rides, & assisting with socialization, puppy training. There will be a lot of opportunities to mush dogs in the wild and rugged Upper Yukon country of the Han Gwich’in people.  

Provided: Food and handler cabin with power, internet and outhouse.  Your own vehicle is a plus, however snowmachines, four wheeler, bikes and vehicles are available for use.  

There is a high chance that quality work and positive attitude will be rewarded with handmade Native made winter gear such as mukluks or beaver mittens by the kennel matriarch.  

Not ideal:  Heavy drinking, drug use are not allowed. Ganja ok as long as it doesn’t interfere with duties.  Whiners and racists need not apply.  

Serious inquiries only.  APPLY BY emailing interest and applicable resume:

Yukon River Expeditions

Custom 3-5-7 day mushing expeditions. 

Booking now for next season.

Available November & December 2024 and February & March 2025

email for inquiries and more information. 

We are very excited and grateful that Shār Snacks is our first official sponsor! To be included in such a high level group of athletes is very humbling.

Shār snacks is just as their motto states: an impossibly good snack! Good for taste buds, good for your body, and good for the planet as their packaging is 100% plastic free, compostable, reusable and their product is 100% organic!

I’ve been enjoying Shār trail mix on the trail and it has definitely provided good clean energy!

Mahsi’Choo to Peter and the Shār Snacks family for bringing me into the team!

Mush on!

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