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Silent Messengers of the Arctic

Inuksuk created by Kananginak Pootoogook, 1997

 
 
Silent Messengers of the Arctic Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 26, 2008
1. Silent Messengers of the Arctic Marker
Inscription. For generations, the Inuit have been creating impressive stone markers on the Arctic landscape. Inuksuk means "acting in the capacity of a human." They serve many functions, including guiding travellers, warning of danger, assisting hunters and marking places of reverence.
 
Location. 45° 26.65′ N, 75° 41.167′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker can be reached from Princess Avenue. Click for map. Located on the grounds of Rideau Hall, the Governor General's Mansion. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1N6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Central Hotel / Hôtel Grand Central (approx. 2 kilometers away); By Ward Market Heritage Conservation District (approx. 2 kilometers away); The Rideau Waterway (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); The Commissariat (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Women Are Persons! (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); The Rideau Canal (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Sappers’ Bridge (approx. 2.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Ottawa.
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
Inuksuk image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 26, 2008
2. Inuksuk
Celebrates the heritage of Native Canadians.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 941 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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