Wednesday, 13 February 2013


  This is a photograph of an inukshuk. I chose this image because it represents Canada. Used for navigation or to mark travel routs, and some inukshuk like figures had spiritual meanings. The inuit built this human like structure called inunnguaq meaning "in the likeness of a human. An Inukshuk is the basis of the logo of the 2010 winter Olympics designed by  artist Elena Rivera MacGregor. On July 13, 2005, the Canadian military put an inukshuk on Hans Island along with a plaque and a Canadian flag. as part of Canada's longstanding dispute with Denmark over the small Arctic island. The markers have been put throughout the country, including a nine-metre-high inukshuk that stands in Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario. There are different types of inukshuks, an inuksuk is built by placing stone upon stone. The shape and size of the local material largely determine the looks of an inuksuk. Irregular rocks and flat boulders are easier to work with and allow for many different types of inukshuks.  

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lauren,

    Congratulations on your first blog post. Thanks for remembering a title and a label.

    You provided interesting information about the Inukshuk and how Canadians have use it. I would like you to think more deeply about the Inukshuk. What does it represent about the Canadian identity? For example, why is it significant the Canada put an Inukshuk on Hans Island? How does this action characterize Canada?

    Mrs. Le