Perspectives, Philosophy and Culture from the North.
Join Alaska Native philosopher Miaraq, Warren Jones and his guests as they discuss Northern culture and Indigenous perspectives on everything from identity to land stewardship. Whether you’re from the North or simply curious about this unique region, Arctica offers a nuanced and thought-provoking look at life in one of the world’s most fascinating and beautiful places – the Arctic.
Introducing Miaraq, Warren Jones
Miaraq, Warren Jones is a philosopher, Marine Corp veteran, fisherman, husband and father. Warren is Alaska Native, with Gwich’in, Yup’ik and Iñupiaq ancestors. A lifelong Alaskan, Warren was born in Bethel and raised in Nome and Palmer. He has traveled the state working the oil fields, canneries and fishing boats, and enjoying the hospitality, cultures, history and perspectives of Alaska’s Indigenous and rural communities.
Warren served in the Marine Corps from 2002 to 2006, seeing active service in Iraq and humanitarian efforts in support of Operation Unified Assistance as part of 13th and 15th Marine Expeditionary Units. After returning to civilian life, Warren studied Political Science at university and later worked with the First Alaskans Institute and Inuit Circumpolar Council.
In addition to hosting Arctica, Warren’s work includes writing, poetry, Indigenous philosophy and consulting, and commentary on culture and politics. Warren and his wife Sacha (Tiktok | Instagram) live in Anchorage on Dena’ina land with their four kids, where they enjoy city life, as well as the easy access to the bounty and beauty the road system has to offer.