A day late and very, very north, we look at a creature who basks in the land of the midnight sun.
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Now onto the fun stuff:
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/enough-with-the-inukshuks-already/article1080258/ an article by the Globe and Mail about why Inukshuks are harmful in Canadian Parks and Preserves
A section of an ebook (a preview) with the section about Inukshuk uses and history
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/inuksuk-inukshuk/ THE CANADIAN ENCYLOPEDIA! A fairly decent site for over-views about Canadian things, usually.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inuksuk the wikipedia article, of course. Myia doesn’t like it much. While it does make important notes about the linguistic history and connections between different inuit and arctic peoples. It glosses over the history of the statues however, and makes no mention of the mythological or cultural significance of the figures, only the practical uses.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ijiraq_(mythology) obligatory wikipedia article about the Ijiraq, because we suck.
https://books.google.ca/books?id=jLxUrtZgReMC&pg=PA176&dq=ijiraq&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi20q3urcncAhWi8YMKHSz8ADcQ6AEIODAD#v=onepage&q=ijiraq&f=false free preview sections of a book with some interesting accounts of meeting Ijirait
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tariaksuq a related monster (shadow-people)