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Ottawa in Ottawa Division, Ontario — Central Canada
 

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & ArchaeologyNative Americans.
 
Location. 45° 26.65′ N, 75° 41.167′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa Division. 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 2 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); Brûlé House / Maison Brûlé (approx. 1.5 kilometers 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
Inuksuk image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, June 26, 2008
2. Inuksuk
Celebrates the heritage of Native Canadians.
(approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Élisabeth Bruyère (approx. 1.6 kilometers away); Mother House, Sisters of Charity / Maison Mère, Sœurs de la Charité (approx. 1.7 kilometers away); Motherhouse, Sisters of Charity at Ottawa (approx. 1.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,221 times since then and 115 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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