My Ancestors Were Here
MARY K. OKHEENA, b. 1957
Printmaker: Peter Palvik, b. 1960
My Ancestors Were Here
1992
lithograph on paper, Co-op 1/3
76.1 x 56.1 cm
Collection of The Winnipeg Art Gallery
Gift of Holman Eskimo Co-operative
G-92-251

The inukshuit [plural] I see on the land remind me that there have been people here long before us. They were built to serve some purpose: to show a place where there is good hunting, or they were lined up to direct caribou. That's why there are animals on it.

From an interview with Mary K. Okheena by Darlene Coward Wight, Holman, November 2000.