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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The Institute of the North’s mission is to inform public policy and cultivate an engaged citizenry consistent with our focus on the North and our belief that commonly owned resources should be developed and managed for individual and community prosperity.

For nearly a decade, the Top of the World Telegraph has supported the mission of the Institue of the North by providing citizens of the North a reliable source of information about issues that matter. This resource promotes, emphasizes, and facilitates decision-making by informing and engaging citizens.

The Top of the World Telegraph provides a compilation of news of the most pertinent current affairs related to the Arctic, event notices, and in-depth analyses on a variety of Arctic topic from leaders in the North each week. 

In the Archives - which serve as a historical record of the Top of the World Telegraph’s growth as a reputable, reliable, and relevant source for dialogue and understanding of the North - readers can enjoy a collection of columns written by Top of the World Telegraph contributions. Hear from leading policymakers, scientists, business leaders, researchers & analysts, academics, and emerging leaders.

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