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.
The Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee has created a welcome video for visiting Arctic Council delegations to Alaska during the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council (2015-2017). It can...Read More
The Alaska Arctic Council Host Committee is pleased to have been joined today by the U.S. State Department Senior Arctic Official, Ms. Julie Gourley, who gave a review of Arctic Council...Read More
This program reviewed Alaska industry sectors, assessed their potential for Foreign Direct Investment and highlighted sector-specific opportunities that will assist Alaska in diversifying...Read More