Arctic Resilient Communities Youth Fellowship

The Arctic Resilient Communities Youth Fellowship (ARCYF) is a nine-month fellowship funded by the Canadian Government to empower Arctic & Northern youth from three Arctic countries, including Greenland, the United States (Alaska), and Canada, to serve a direct role in sustainable development and benefit from the prosperity of resilient Arctic communities. Visit to learn more about the project and fellows.


ANILCA Training

November 28 – December 1, 2023

Our ANILCA Training will be delivered virtually in November 2023. Registration is now closed and the class is full.

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Help Protect the Permanent Fund

Unsustainable spending from the Permanent Fund’s Earnings Reserve threatens to undermine Alaska’s prosperity and the interests of all future generations. It is time to protect the Fund for the long-term, through a constitutional amendment, put before voters in 2022.

News and Events

Arctic Energy Summit 2021 Cancelled

The Institute of the North has decided to cancel the 2021 Arctic Energy Summit, due to the uncertainty related to COVID-19.   

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Institute of the North announces transition

With the coming departure of its Executive Director, Nils Andreassen, the Institute of the North begins a transition process that builds upon its long-time work on Arctic policy and Commons issues.

“We are grateful to Nils for his accomplishments and steady management of the Institute, and believe that in his new position at the Alaska Municipal League he will be able to pursue his passion for local government and advance the needs of our communities throughout Alaska,” notes Mike Sfraga, board chair… Read more -> 

Future of the Permanent Fund Webinar Series Nov 9-13

Alaska’s fiscal challenge threatens the resilience of the Permanent Fund. Please join the Institute of the North for a lunchtime series exploring the Fund’s origins, evolution, and best policies for the future.


Our Mission

The Institute of the North informs strategic public policy and cultivates an engaged citizenry focused on socio-economic development in the Arctic. We support responsible development and collaborative management of commonly owned resources for individual and community prosperity. We strive to understand and communicate the reality and richness of the Arctic and the responsibility of those who live and work there.