Andrew Gulliford

Stone messengers

When the Canadian government created the First Nations province of Nunavut above the Arctic Circle, the first postage stamps the new province issued were photos of inuksuit, or stone cairns.

Traveling across the great expanse of the snow covered Arctic, the horizon remains flat and unbroken, the light flat with no sun for direction.

Andrew Gulliford is a professor of Southwest Studies and History at Fort Lewis College. E-mail him at

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