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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Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee launched

The upcoming United States Chairmanship of the Arctic Council has significant implications for Alaskans. The state will be the focus of international attention for the next two years as...

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski invites you to the 2015 Arctic Energy Summit

Sen. Lisa Murkowski issues a video invitation - https://vimeo.com/122554812

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Alaska’s Arctic - “Home”

The Institute of the North is pleased to release its first of two videos produced from the 2014 Week of the Arctic. 

You can view the video here - In the Arctic.

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