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The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Inukshuk, the singular of inuksuit, means “in the likeness of a human” in the Inuit language. They are monuments made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication and survival. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is “Someone was here” or “You are on the right path.”These sculptural forms are among the oldest and most important objects placed by humans upon the vast Arctic landscape and have become a familiar symbol of the Inuit and of their homeland. Inuit tradition forbids the destruction of inuksuit. An inukshuk (also known as inuksuk) is often venerated as symbolizing an ancestor who knew how to survive on the land in the traditional way. A familiar inukshuk is a welcome sight to a traveler on a featureless and forbidding landscape.
I have always found these guys so interesting and they can be seen in many places in Canada.
This was taken with a Nikon D80 Tamron 10-24mm in Fernie, BC,Canada

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british columbia, canada, fernie, inukshuk

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  • Dave7074
    Dave7074almost 4 years ago

    Beautiful photo with an interesting story. I am so glad I dont have to say words like this lol. :))

  • Helllooooo my long lost Bud !!! Good to see u here!!! Thank u and I have hard time pronouncing a lot of words up here ! xo Judy :)

    – Judy Grant

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Interesting commentary on this solid ancient figure!

  • Thanks a millon Trish!

    – Judy Grant

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

  • Nancy Richard
    Nancy Richardalmost 4 years ago

    Very interesting photo and info!

  • Hi Nancy !! Thanks a bunch !!

    – Judy Grant

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