Brice Habeger, Piksik, and Bill Baker interviewing Kiana Traditional Council member, Thomas Jackson. 

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The story of Igliqtiqsiugvigruaq starts over 200 years ago, along the banks of the Kobuk river in Northwestern Alaska where the Iñupiaq people trace can their history back over 10,000 years. Their descendents live today in villages across the Arctic. The village of Kiana, is one of them.

The village of Kiana, Alaska.

The people of Kiana were left with unanswered questions when an archeological excavation, near their village, was brought to a sudden halt. The actions that followed by Kiana's Traditional Council changed National Park policy and enabled the dig to continue at Igliqtiqsiugvigruaq. 

The Anderson's meet with Kiana Traditional Council members Thomas Jackson and Ruth Sandvik. 

The excavation was led by Dr. Douglas Anderson. He and his wife, Dr. Wanni Anderson have spent over sixty years studying this region. Their research has brought a deeper understanding of what it takes to survive in the Arctic. 

Dr. Douglas Anderson at the "Big Village" dig site.