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

2012 Week of the Arctic

The 2012 Week of the Arctic took place August 13-18 in Anchorage, Alaska. Events included:

The Week of the Arctic’s signature event is the annual Robert O. Anderson Sustainable Arctic Award Dinner on Friday, August 17th. In 2012 we recognized Red Dog Mine for their sustainable development in the North.

Photos of the week are available on the Institute of the North's Facebook page. Video of select presentations are availabe on the event pages linked above and at the Institute of the North's vimeo album. Final reports can be downloaded at:

For questions, please contact Nils Andreassen at +1.907.786.6324 or

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell on the Week of the Arctic

Arctic Superheroes

Chancellor Brian Rogers invites you to the Week of the Arctic

Pete Slaiby on the Week of the Arctic










  • North Slope Borough


  • Bering Straits Native Corp
  • CH2M Hill
  • Hotel Captain  Cook
  • North Slope Science Initiative
  • Perkins Coie


  • Alaska Center for Energy and Power
  • Alaska Film Group
  • Alaska Housing Finanance Corporation
  • Coffman Engineers
  • Fugro
  • Statoil
  • USKH
  • World Wildlife Fund