27 February 2010

WHAT IS AN INUKSHUK?

The symbol you have seen everywhere for these Olympics is called an INUKSHUK (plural inuksuit) which is a stone landmark or cairn built by humans, used by the Inuit, Inupiat, Kalaallit, Yupik, and other peoples of the Arctic region of North America.
The inukshuk may have been used for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for hunting grounds, or as a food cache. Inuksuit vary in shape and size, with deep roots in the Inuit culture.
Inuksuit continue to serve as an Inuit cultural symbol. For example, an inuksuk is shown on the flag and Coat of Arms of the Canadian territory of Nunavut, and the flag of Nunatsiavut. They also are increasingly serving as a mainstream Canadian national symbol thanks in part to these 2010 Winter Olympics.



I used Night of Navy, Barely Banana, More Mustar, Rel Red, Ballet Blue, Lovely Lilac and Green Galore all SU card stocks.
I have a Sizzix Embossing Folder with no name, it came with my Big Shot.
The stamp is SU Farm Life.

1 comment:

  1. “Inukshuk is a beacon, for travellers in Canada`s North. An Inukshuk is a welcome sight. It says, ‘I`ve been here before; you`re on the right path”.

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