The Inukshuk is a creation of the Inuit who have throughout their history used these stone monuments as landmarks to guide them across the barren Canadian Arctic tundra Inukshuk loosely translated means "something which acts for or performs the function of a human" and these landmarks would have been a welcome and hopeful sight to a traveler on the desolate Arctic landscape.
Whether signaling a route for safe travel or pointing the way to a fishing spot, these rugged stone figures have now come to symbolize the best in human nature – collaboration and team work which helps to guide a fellow traveler safely on a successful journey. Admiration and respect for this Inuit creation has manifest itself in southern Canada where an Inukshuk is just as likely to be found gracing an urban garden as built high on rock embankments along the wilderness of Canadian highways. The Inukshuk has captured the imagination of people worldwide and the fascination for these stone monuments continues to grow. The Inukshuk provokes a sense that we are not alone , that someone has gone before us and has left a hopeful and reassuring beacon to guide us to a successful conclusion to our journey.