Nuiqsut is located approximately 18 miles south of the Colville River headwaters at the Beaufort Sea
and 136 miles southeast of Barrow. The Colville River Delta has traditionally been a gathering and trading place
for the Iñupiat and a good source for hunting and fishing. Nuiqsut was incorporated as a second class city in 1975
and has a population of approximately 446 residents, 87 percent of which are Iñupiat
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