Piliriqatigiingniq

“Piliriqatigiingniq is a pillar of Inuit traditional knowledge”

It means to work together towards a common goal.

This mural is a collaboration of Nunavit youth artists and graduates of the Toronto’s Oasis Skateboard Factory.

The walrus’ body

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Pics taken by Resa – June 26, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The artists: Blow up the pic of the plaque to read all.

33 thoughts on “Piliriqatigiingniq

  1. So glad you explained your headline dear Resa because when I saw it I thought, “Oh no, that wine must have been really strong !” lol
    Big hug. Ralph xoxoxo ❤

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    1. Hello dear Charlie!
      It really is unique, and it is filled with a great and good spirit!
      (Just digesting your new poem before I comment on it!)

    1. Agree, they are more complex. They incorporate Inuit traditional lore and express much great spirit. I adore the Inuit man carrying the entire mural (the weight of the world he knows) on his back. ❤

      1. So true about him “carrying the world” ~ and may we enjoy our part of the world today in this amazing country of ours ❤ Happy 150th to our Canada xx May your day be beautiful – like this artwork!

    1. I’m very proud that our city commissioned this mural. 😀 I love Inuit art, and right now Canada is busy trying to reconcile with our First Nations, Inuit and Metis populations.
      I found a Chichen Itza mural & a Taj Mahal mural. I wish I could find a Parthenon mural.
      We did art…. could there be something in architecture?
      Much love to you! ❤ xx

    1. It’s a wonderful mural! I just love the Inuit person holding it all on his back. There is a lot of messaging in the “mix” of this mural!

  3. Arletta Ellington

    Good to see there’s still Inuit culture alive in Canada. I studied the inland Inuits many years ago. Read Farley Mowat’s People of the Deer which moved me to find out more. As I understand it, the inland Inuits are extinct since the middle of the 1950s. Or maybe a few of them survived by joining the coast populations. I was glad to se your reminder of still living Inuit culture.
    Ellington

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