INUKSUIT
By ,
Katie McCallum
&
Jodie Arsenault
Inuksuit
are a
gigantic part of
Canadian
culture. There
are many
different
meanings. Each
inukshuk has
their own
uniqueness.
WHAT THEY MEAN
 The
word “inukshuk” comes from
the Inuit word meaning “likeness of
a person”.
 Inuksuit can mean many different
things. They can mark a place of
respect or to show direction.
Inuksuit can be used for hunting, or
to warn others of danger. They can
also tell you that someone was here,
and that you are on the right path.
An
inukshuk without arms means
that, it is a cache (a hiding place for
food).The longer arm on the inukshuk
is the direction you go. If there is a
peep hole in an inukshuk, and you
look through it, you can see another
inukshuk in the distance.
WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE
An
inukshuk is stones piled one
on top of the another. No two
inuksuit are the same. Each
inukshuk is as different as a
fingerprint. Inutsuit can be
small or large. They can be built
of a single rock, or several rocks.
The rocks or boulders can be
round or flat unworked stones.
OLYMPIC SYMBOL
 The
inukshuk is the symbol for the
Vancouver 2010 Olympics.The logo
is a copy of a stone man, in the Inuit
culture.A great example of human
spirit is the inukshuk.For the
inukshuk to be created, the rocks
have to balance and support each
other.If you take one stone out from
an inukshuk, it would be
demolished, this is the same with a
team. It would not last.
The
symbol for the Vancouver, 2010
Olympics.
INTERESTING FACTS
The
inukshuk has been around
for centuries.
Inuit people used to create rows
of inuksuit .They would then
herd caribou through them.
Using it as a path. At the end of
the path, other Inuit people were
waiting to hunt the caribou.
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Inuksuit
have
helped us navigate
the arctic. They
have helped us
adapt, making our
lives easier. This
is how inuksuit
have played a
huge role in our
rich canadian
culture.