In the north - around the Great Lakes and especially Canada - the "inuksuk" is appearing more often along trails, highways and lakeshores. The man-made stone cains were, and still are, used by the peoples of the Artic for navigation or to mark hunting grounds or a food cache. They have been used in one form or another all over the world since ancient times. I suspect that the modern ones are built more for fun than as a survival tool.
This cairn was found along the shore of Big Bay de Noc. A storm was threatening and it seemed to me to be a Guardian from the storm.