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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. Located on the grounds of Rideau Hall, the Governor General's Mansion. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1N6, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Harold (Harry) Jennings (approx. one kilometer away); National Research Council Canada / Le Conseil National de Recherches du Canada (approx. one kilometer away); L’École Guigues and Regulation 17 / L’École Guigues et le Règlement 17 (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Hôpital Élisabeth Bruyère / Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Élisabeth Bruyère (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); The Royal Canadian Mint / La Monnaie Royale Canadienne
Inuksuk image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 26, 2008
2. Inuksuk
Celebrates the heritage of Native Canadians.
(approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica / Basilique cathédrale Notre-Dame (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Grand Central Hotel / Hôtel Grand Central (approx. 2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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