Big Inukshuk
Ken Faulks

The inukshuk is a symbol with deep roots in the Inuit culture. It is a directional marker that signifies safety, hope and friendship. The word inukshuk means “something which acts for or performs the function of a person.”

Rankin Inlet’s inukshuk is a classic example of this remarkable symbol that overlooks the downtown area. Representative of the stone figures that guide people on the land, this 15 foot structure was designed by Joe Nattar and built by a team of Inuit in 1991

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