Once again it is time for ABC Wednesday - the weekly challenge of focusing on the letter of the week.
This week the letter is I - for Inukshuk.
Everywhere you turn lately (at least in Canada!), the image of the Inukshuk can be seen. It is on my box of Royale tissue for goodness sake!
This Inuit creation is now the symbol for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
An inuksuk (plural - inuksuit) is a man-made stone landmark, created by the Inuit as a marker, for direction or possibly as a food storage). The name means "in the likeness of a human".
The flag for the newest territory in the north, Nunavut, has the inukshuk on it.
There are many inuksuit around the world. People even create them for their yards!
(Information and pictures from Wikipedia. Check out this gallery for more pictures and information.)