Traditional Inuit flag patterns and materials.
The Nunatsiavut Nunatsiavut is a region claimed by the Inuit people who reside in Canada. Nunatsiavut, however, is not the same as the territory Nunavut.
In Inuktitut, Nunatsiavut means Our Beautiful Land. This name was authorized by the Labrador Inuit Constitution passed by the Labrador Inuit Association in the year 2002. One of the major intentions of self-government is to conserve the Inuit culture and language as well as the environment.
The Significance of the Inuit Inukshuk When a traveler travels along the Canadian Arctic, the traveler should see piles of rock slabs and stone that were built to resemble a man or a person with arms stretching outward. These rock structures built by the Inuit are referred to as Inukshuk. meaning to have the image of a man or the likeness of a person.
Inuit Flag The significance of the Inuit Inukshuk is so established that it has been integrated into the flag and into the coat of arms for the Nunavut territory of Canada as well as incorporated into the Inuit flag of Nunatsiavut which stands for the Inuit locale in Labrador.
That appearance of a pile of rocks on the Nunatsiavut flag is referred to as an Inukshuk is an Inuit construction that typically functions as a landmark on the unremarkable tundra; however, the Inuit Nunavut flag, of course, has additional meanings.
The Nunatsiavut flag was adopted by the Labrador Inuit Association. The flag which is also considered to be an Inuit flag because it was adopted to signify the Inuit of Labrador and their claims settlement area referred to as Nunatsiavut.
The Features of the Nunavut and the Nunatsiavut Inuit Flag The Nunatsiavut Inuit flag features the customary traditional colors of Inuit Inukshuk which are white, blue and green. This flag became an certified symbol of the region upon ratification of the Labrador Unit Constitution on December 1, 2005.
The Nunavut flag also has an image which consists of a pile of rocks resembling a man or person with outstretched arms; however, the flags colors are red.