A long time ago, the Inuits built inuksuks in the arctic and northern territories. The Inuits used large stone or sometimes snow to create the inuksuks, which served as markers to help them find their way. The grade 3 students in Ms. Cowan’s class also learned that inuksuks helped the Inuits find food by steering the cariboo to the hunter and also marked places where they stored their food. The inuksuk is also on the Nunavut flag, showing how important it was to their way of living. The students use small stones to make models of inuksuks for their Mother’s Day gifts because our mothers show us the way and help guide us in our lives.