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i·nuk·shuk

 (ĭ-no͝ok′sho͝ok)
n.
A cairn.

[Inuit inuk, human being + suk, something resembling, substitute (since a cairn can indicate directions or other information like a person).]

inukshuk

(ɪˈnʊkʃʊk)
n, pl inukshuks or inukshuit (ɪˈnʊkʃjuːɪt)
a stone used by the Inuit to mark a location
[from Inuktitut, literally: something in the shape of a man]
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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.
An Inuksuk 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.