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

Arctic Resource Governance Network

The Arctic Resource Governance Network (ARGN) brings together and creates opportunities for a broad and diverse group of individuals and organizations that have a common interest in Arctic Energy and/or Northern Mining issues. It is a productive space that facilitates and encourages members’ ability to:

  • Work across sectors and distances within the Circumpolar North
  • Develop a better understanding of common challenges
  • Form new relationships and partnerships while thinking collaboratively
  • Share unique or innovative solutions and best practices

The Institute of the North, as the host of the ARGN, envisions that a vibrant exchange of best practices between northern neighbors will result in 1) more accessible, reliable and affordable energy and 2) successful northern resource economies and 3) increased social license for mineral and energy development. Furthermore, active and responsible development of the Arctic’s resources should benefit northern peoples, and support and improve the economic and social conditions of Arctic communities, states and nations, while meaningfully involving northern peoples and mitigating risk to the environment and traditional cultures.

Members are community leaders, agency officials and subject matter experts, as well as businesses, policy makers, engineers, scientists, research professionals, tribal entities, and environmental organizations. Further, it is comprised of operators, producers, and support services; transportation and logistics companies; as well as local, sub-national and national regulatory bodies.

Membership Benefits:

  • Discounts to, and involvement in, the Arctic Energy Summit and Northern Regions Mining Summit
  • Invitation to Circumpolar Policy and Technical Tours
  • A monthly e-newsletter (short compilation of emerging policy trends and project highlights)
  • Member webinar – monthly video interview with organizational members
  • Active role in following up on recommendations and research projects emerging from the Summits
  • Access to member directory and development of community of interest and practice

Membership Dues & Sponsor Opportunities:
Join the Arctic Resource Governance Network to be involved with both Energy and Mining; or join one or the other specific to your area of interest.



Single Area

Both - ARGN



Single member



Receives all member information and discounts

Basic Organization

Two – five members



Receives all member information and discounts; multiple staff can participate

Sustaining Organization

More than five members



Additionally, listed as sustaining organization on all communications; logo on website


Become a member of the Arctic Resource Governance Network.

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