Friday 9 May 2014


Traditionally the inuksuk tells the traveller that he is going in the right direction.  Click on the image to be able to read the text on the card or, for a longer explanation visit the Canadian Encyclopedia.

They come in many shapes and sizes.  When they are the shape of a human they are known as inunnguaq. This shape, based on an inuksuk standing at English Bay, Vancouver, was used as the logo for the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Canada, signifying friendship and welcoming the world.

This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday hosted on Beth Niquette's blog, The Best Hearts are Crunchy.
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  1. How cool is this?! WOW! I didn't know. What a wonderful post. Thank you so much. I truly adore this. Happy Postcard Friendship Friday! ((HUGS))

  2. When my niece came around the world to stay with us in Canada, she somehow thought that we used the inukshuk for finding direction, sort of like a compass. Something about tossing it in the air and it would land facing the correct direction. :) When she was ready to travel home, we bought her a necklace with a miniature inukshuk so she would never get lost.

  3. My mom used to think the stones were blown by the wind to that shape. Finally we explained it to her.


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