Mike Williams Sr. is a resident of the village of Akiak in Alaska. He is a longtime competitor in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a leading figure in the Sobriety Movement for Alaska Natives, and an activist for improved living conditions for Natives in the Alaska Bush. Mike Williams is recognized as one of the Great Tribal Leaders of Modern Times.
Mike Williams is an Architectural Investigator with English Heritage. His other publications include Bridport and West Bay:The buildings of the flax and hemp industry (English Heritage, 2006) and Cotton Mills in Greater Manchester (Carnegie Publishing,1992)