Thursday, February 02, 2006

Canada Gives Inuit Inukshuk To Norway As Centennial Gift

The government of Canada gave Norway a large Inuit inukshuk as a gift this past summer. The gift was made to commemorate Norway's centennial. The artist who made the inukshuk was Joseph Suqsiaq of Gjoa Haven, Nunavut. Gjoa Haven was where Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen spent the winter aboard his ship, the Gjoa, just before he completed the first transit of Canada's Northwest Passage back in 1905.

More background information on these types of Inuit structures is in the article the Inuit Inukshuk

To see beautiful artwork of these sculptures made by Inuit carvers, see Inuit Inukshuk Sculptures.

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