In Inuktitk (the language of
the Inuits). INUKSHUK means “the one who looks like a person”.
In general, an INUKSHUK is build of stone so as to resemble a
Several funstions can be granted to an INUKSHUK, namely: bench mark, identification
of a hiding place with food, helps at the time of huting for
the caribous. One finds, in the Far North, INUKSHUIIT (plural
of inukshuk) whose erection was made approximately in the year
1000. The INUKSHUK is also reproduced on the Nunavut flag.
Inukshul (Ilanaq) was the symbol of the Winter
Olympics held in Vancouver 2010. On the international scene, the INUKSHUK represents as much
Canada as the maple leaf.
For today’s Inuits, Inushuk is used as a sign of friendship,
of mutual aid and solidarity.
the construction of an Inukshuk, Inuits uses small stones to
maintain in balance the larger stones.
For its part, at time of construction of Inukshuk, Claude
Roussel uses a white of clear matter, which can represent the
layers of snow or ice that an Inuit could use at time of the
construction certain Inukshuiit.