Inuksuk

Inuksuk (HM260E)

Location: Washington, DC 20006
Country: United States of America

N 38° 53.542', W 77° 2.42'

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[English portion:]
An Inuksuk is a northern stone land marker used by the Inuit for navigation, communication and to mark hunting and fishing grounds; it symbolizes the traditional Inuit way of life.

Canada presented the Inuksuk to the Organization of American States to commemorate its 20th anniversary of membership and to underscore its commitment to the hemisphere. This Inuksuk was built in April 2010 by Nunavut artist Peter Irniq.


[French portion:]
Un inuksuk est in repère terrestre en pierre des regions Nordiques que les Inuits utilisent comme moyen de navigation et de communication et pour baliser les terrioire de chasse et de pêche; l'inuksuk symbolize le mode de vie traditionannel inuit.

Le Canada a présenté cet inuksuk à l'Organisation des États Américains pour commémorer le 20c anniversaire de son adhesion à l'OEA et pour souligner son engagement envers l'hémisphère. Cet inuksuk a été construit en avril 2010 par l'artiste Peter Irniq du Nunavut.

[Spanish portion:]
En las tierra del Norte, in inuksuk es in punto de referencia hechon de piedra que los inuits utilizan para orientarse, comunicarse y marcar zonas de caza y pesca; es in símbolo del modo de vida tradicional del pueblo inuit.

Canada present este inuksuk como obsequio a la



Organización
de los Estados Americanos, para conmemorar el vigésimo aniversario de su adhesion y destacar su compromise con el hemisferio. Este inuksuk fue construido en abril de 2010 por Peter Irniq, artista de Nunavut.

[Portuguese section:]
Um Inuksuk é um marco de pedra usado pelos Inuit para navegação, comunicação e para demarcar os territórios de caça e pesca; ele simboliza o modo de vida tradicional dos Inuit.

Oferecemo esse Inuksuk a Organização dos Estados Americanos em comemoração do 20o aniversário da afiliação do Canada, e também para enfatizar o nosso empenho para com o hemisfério. Esse Inuksuk foi erigido em abril de 2010 pelo artista de Nunavut, Peter Irniq.
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HM NumberHM260E
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Date Added Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323048 N 4306811
Decimal Degrees38.89236667, -77.04033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.542', W 77° 2.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 32.52" N, 77° 2' 25.2" W
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Area Code(s)202, 301
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1763 US-50, Washington DC 20006, US
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