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IAn Inuksuk is a stone figure built by the Inuit of Arctic Canada, Alaska and Greenland. “Inuksuk" is the Inuktitut term used to refer to such figures. It means “to act in the capacity of a human" and is an extension of the word inuk, which translates as “a human being."
Inuksuk were placed upon the landscape for different reasons. The Inuit used them as hunting and navigational aids, coordination points, markers and message centers. Some inuksuk-like figures also had spiritual meaning and were the object of veneration.
These are made with stones I collected on the beach in Grand Etang, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; they are glued because of their small size. I also build Inuksuks outside without glue in the traditional manner.
These figures range from 2 to 4 inches tall............

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