The map of New Brunswick includes minke whales, Magnetic Hill, Hopewell Rocks and the Shediac Giant Lobster, while the map of Nunavut features the muskox, the Arctic Circle, Dewey Soper Migratory Bird Sanctuary and an inuksuk
The official symbol of the Games was the Inuit Inuksuk
, and the official mascots of the Games were based on Indigenous animal forms that were featured prominently on everything from the Vancouver 2010 medals to retail items.
On page 182, you'll find this sentence in a statement made by an elder: "First, you should know that an inuksuk
is not the same as.
Today, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques was at Inuksuk
High School, in Nunavut, to present a new educational activity as part of the Canada from Space giant floor map initiative.
The orchestras were also joined on stage by the Inuksuk
High School Band as well as Iqaluit drummer/dancer Matthew Nuqingaq.
A central image in Inuit culture, the inuksuk
frames this picture book as an acrostic: readers will learn seven words from the Inuktitut language whose first letters together spell INUKSUK
Inuksuit is the plural of an inuksuk
, which is a man-made stone landmark used by the Inuit and other peoples of the Arctic for navigation, travel routes, hunting grounds, and memorials.
Means Welcome" is a beautifully illustrated guide to inuksuit, stone landmarks that were built by different Arctic peoples over the last 4,000 years to guide travelers safely and welcome them.
The Garden was part of an important refurbishment of the gallery grounds, funded by the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government, that gave the McMichael the opportunity to remount a huge stone polar bear sculpture by Inuit sculptor Pauta Saila, a stone inuksuk
sculpture by Inuit artist David Ruben Piqtoukun, and a carved "petroglyphic" boulder by Bill Vazan entitled Shibagau Shard.
You'll have to read the story for yourself to see how the inuksuk
changes the characters' lives.
Even stones set at the base of an inuksuk
(in-NOOK-shook) could have meaning: Three stones might mean a village is three days travel away, or that three people had passed this way.
The next day, an Inuksuk
was unveiled just outside the museum.