Inukshuk

Photo of a stone inukshuk.
Inukshuk

This inukshuk stands on the grounds of Rideau Hall, in Ottawa.

The word “inukshuk” means “in the likeness of a human.” For generations, Inuit have been creating these impressive stone markers on the vast Arctic landscape. Inukshuks serve several functions, including guiding travellers, warning of danger, assisting hunters and marking places of reverence.

This inukshuk is the work of Kananginak Pootoogook, who created it in 1997.

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