Inukshuk (pronounced IN-OOK-SHOOK), the Inuit word meaning in the
image or likeness of a human, refers to the balanced rock sculptures
historically created as navigational aids or as objects of veneration,
signifying places of power or respect of ancestors past constructed by
the Inuit people.
The Inukshuk is a modern symbol of the Inuit peoples' survival in a
harsh environment, universal hospitality and mutual dependence. The
Inuit people lived in family circles where they shared all their resources
with the young, old, strong and frail. The Inukshuk was used to mark
travel or navigational routes and could be used to indicate a direction to
travel or venerate an ancestor.
Create and recreate your own Inukshuk using beautiful rocks from the oldest
rock formation on the planet, the Canadian Shield. Enjoy!