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Nuiqsut is located on the west bank of the Nechelik Channel of the Colville River Delta, about 35 miles from the Beaufort Sea coast. Nuiqsut's climate is arctic with temperatures ranging from -56 to 78 °F. Precipitation is light, averaging 5 inches, with annual snowfall of 20 inches. The Colville Delta has traditionally been a gathering and trading place for the Inupiat, and is known for good fishing and hunting. Nuiqsut was one of three abandoned Inupiat villages identified by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), and was resettled in 1973 by 27 families from Barrow. Housing and facilities were constructed by federal agencies in the summer of 1973 and 1974; goods were hauled from Barrow by tractor. The City was incorporated 1975. The majority of the population is Inupiat Eskimos practicing a traditional subsistence lifestyles. Alaska Natives comprise over 90% of the population.

The community of Nuiqsut has a school (Trapper School) that houses students from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12. The School is part of the North Slope Borough School District.

Brown, William E. 1979. Nuiqsut Heritage a Cultural Heritage. Anchorage, AK: Arctic Environmental Information and Data Center.

Hoffman, David; Libbey, David; & Spearman, Grant R. 1978. Nuiqsut: a Study of Land Use Values Through Time. Fairbanks, AK: Anthropology and Historic Preservation, Cooperative Park Studies Unit, University of Alaska.

Simasko, Andrew Charles. 1976. Nuiqsut, Alaska - a Village Rejuvenated. Montana State University, Bozeman - Dissertation collection.

From the National Weather Service

Sea Ice:
Sea Ice conditions for AK, images from the last 14 days
Sea ice map from NOAA
Sea Ice forecast models for AK - 1 through 6 day forecasts

From AK Dept. of Community and economic Development
Information about Nuiqsut from the NSB School District
General information about Nuiqsut
Presbyterian Church in Nuiqsut

Sites developed by a Nuiqsut students
Clothing of Nuiqsut people
General information on Nuiqsut
The history of the Presbyterian Church in Nuiqsut
Alasaka Commercial's nuiqsut site
General community information
Trapper School