Saturday, January 22, 2011


Here's a bit of "FYI".

The following was taken from


pronounced (in-ook-shook), is a stone monument erected in the image of humans. One of their purposes was to serve as direction markers in the harsh and desolate Arctic. They were a tool of survival and a symbol of unselfish acts of the Inuit people. The Inukshuk symbolizes co-operation, balance and unselfishness; the idea that teaching and group effort is greater than individual effort. Each stone is a separate entity, yet each supports, and is supported by the one above and the one below it. No one piece is any more or any less important than the other. It’s strength lies in it’s unity. Its significance comes from its meaning as a whole.  The Inukshuk reminds us of our interdependent responsibilities to invest our efforts today, to direct a better way for all of us tomorrow.

The following was taken from Wiktionary


inukshuk (plural inuksuit)
  1. In the likeness of a human being.

Alternative forms


From Inuktitut ᐃᓄᒃᓱᒃ (inuksuk, in the likeness of a human).


inukshuk (plural inukshuks or inukshuit or inuksuit)
  1. structure of piled stones, designed to resemble a humanoid figure and traditionally constructed by the Inuit.
    The symbol of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics is an inukshuk

These pictures were taken down by the two Inuksuit (plural for Inukshuk) situated behind our house.  It was a gorgeous sunset at around 3:30 in the afternoon.  In the first picture you can see Benjamin and Isaac (Nathan didn't want to be photographed so he was hiding behind) but also Tamika (far left), Lilian (middle) and Haley (far right).  Tamika took the second picture of the boys and I (Nathan still hiding).

I can see this sign way off in the distance looking out our back windows.  This sign greets all those coming from the airport.  In the background you can see buildings on the outskirts of the Hamlet.  One of those is our duplex. 

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