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While in Labrador, I photographed many of
the Inuksuit that have been built on the sides of the Labrador Highway.
The photographs on this page show a few of them.
are among the most important objects created by the Inuit who were the
first people to inhabit portions of Alaska, Arctic Canada, and Greenland.
The term Inuksuk (the singular of Inuksuit) means 'to act in the capacity
of a human.' It is an extension of Inuk, meaning 'a human being.
figures were placed on the temporal and spiritual landscapes. Among many
practical functions, they were employed as hunting and navigation aids,
coordination points, indicators, and message centers. The Inuit also
constructed a stone figure called an Inunnguaq which means 'in the
likeness of a human.' In addition to their earthly functions, certain
Inuksuk-like figures had spiritual connotations, and were objects of
veneration, often marking the threshold of the spiritual landscape of the
Inummariit -- the Inuit who knew how to survive on the land living in
their traditional way.
(from Arctic Inuit Art, Judith Varney Burch)
require photos of INUKSUK,
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