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Inukshuk on the Humber River


Running in Etienne Brule Park this morning, I saw a number of inukshuk on the Humber River.

I'm not sure who built them, but it was quite the sight on this Canada Day.  From good ol' Wikipedia, here's what they symbolize.

An inuksuk is a stone landmark used as a milestone or directional marker by the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. Inuksuit differ from some cairns in significance. The Arctic Circle, dominated by permafrost, has few natural landmarks and thus the inuksuk was central to navigation across the barren tundra.
Inuksuit vary in shape and size, and perform a diverse array of tasks. It is a symbol with deep roots in the Inuit culture, a directional marker that signifies safety, hope and friendship.

I'm all about safety, hope and friendship, so I returned with my camera and created this photoset of inukshuk on the Humber River.

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