Most of the Arctic, like most of the world, is commonly owned. With ownership comes the obligation to manage our resources for the benefit of the total. To do that, we must understand the reality, the richness, and the responsibility of the North.

– Governor Walter J. Hickel, Founder
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Governor Walter J. Hickel, founder of the Institute of the North, believed strongly that we must understand the reality, the richness and the responsibility of the North. Today, the Institute works to share that vision. Our mission is vital to Alaska’s role as a key stakeholder in policy affecting the Arctic. We stand at a pivotal place where ideas and connections matter – across the state and on a global scale. In the Arctic, the Institute is both an advocate and a convener.

The Institute specializes in how to utilize and care for the resource-rich commons for the benefit of those living in and on the commons. Areas of special study include Alaska, the many regions of the Arctic and other areas of the world that are wealthy in both human cultures and natural resources. The Institute has gained a wide reputation as a center for the study of commonly-owned lands, seas and resources using Alaska as a model.

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20 Apr

Arctic Security Update: Security Dreams Meet Fiscal Realities

Over the coming months, in Institute of the North's "In the News" section, we will feature short blogs written by our Fellows. These will focus on their areas of expertise, especially as...

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7 Mar

THOUGHTS FROM ALASKA YOUTH LEADER ALEX JORGENSEN ON TRIP TO NORWAY FOR ARCTIC CONFERENCE

Institute of the North received a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring four Alaskan youth leaders to Tromsø, Norway for the 2016 Arctic Frontiers conference held in...

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12 Feb

Thoughts from Alaska Youth Leader Jasmine Woodland on Trip to Norway for Arctic Conference

Institute of the North received a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring four Alaskan youth leaders to Tromsø, Norway for the 2016 Arctic Frontiers conference held in...

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