Inukshuk at Manitoba Museum -- Winnipeg MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 49° 54.027 W 097° 08.202
14U E 633808 N 5529226
Quick Description: This Inukshuk greets visitors to the lobby of the Manitoba Museum. This is the last place you can take pictures in the museum.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 1/14/2014 11:52:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMJY0J
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member StagsRoar
Views: 9

Long Description:
This large Inukshuk is part of a display of Native culture at the entrance to the Manitoba Museum lobby. It has a plaque identifying it as an Inukshuk, and it is part of a Teacher's Guide on Native Inuit Culture at the Manitoba Museum:

From the Manitoba Museum website: (visit link)

"The Inuit

Teacher’s Version

This kit is designed to be used in the Arctic / Subarctic Gallery. Enter the museum galleries and make your way through the Earth History Gallery.

Begin with the Inukshuk. [photo of same inukshuk as we are waymarking]

The Inuit are the aboriginal people of the Canadian Arctic. Inuktitut is the Inuit language. The word Inuit means the people. You will learn other words in Inuktitut today.

Stop 1 – Inukshuk and Polar Bear

1. Inukshuk is an Inuit word. What does the word mean?
(something resembling a person)

2. How was an inukshuk used? Give one example.
(as a sign post to chart a course, caribou fences for hunting)"




Manitoba Museum officials confirmed to me that this IS an Inukshuk.
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