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A cairn.

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


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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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.
Also by Wallace is Inuksuk Journey: An Artist at the Top of the World.
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.
You shade your eyes to look where the inuksuk is pointing.
On 24 October 2002, the President of the National Assembly of Quebec unveiled an inuksuk on the grounds of the Parliament Building.
Nunavut, the role model in volunteer service, will be graduating from Inuksuk high school next year.
The winning entries for the 1999 National Outdoor Book Awards, include, by category: History - ``One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey'' (Alaska Northwest Books) by Sam Keith from the journals of Richard Proenneke; Literature - ``The Lost River: A Memoir of Life, Death, and Transformation on Wild Water'' (Sierra Club Books/Random House) by Richard Bangs; Children's - ``The Inuksuk Book'' (Owl Books) by Mary Wallace; Nature and the Environment - ``Washington's Mount Rainier National Park: A Centennial Celebration'' (The Mountaineers) by Tim McNulty, and ``Islands of Hope: Lessons from North America's Great Wildlife Sanctuaries'' (John F.
The author of The Inuksuk Book and Make Your Own Inuksuk has long been fascinated with this ancient form of communication.
Hallendy also talks about other inuksuk-like formations, similar to inuksuk but given different names.