Upcoming Event

ANILCA Training

March 6-7, 2018
Come learn about the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of 1980.

Featured Partner Event

Arctic Frontiers

January 21- January 26, 2018 // Tromsø
Arctic Frontiers is an international arena on sustainable development in the Arctic. The conference addresses the management of opportunities and challenges to achieve viable economic growth with societal and environmental sustainability.

NxN Festival Returns

North by North Festival

April 26-29, 2018 // Anchorage Museum

News and Events

Arctic Energy Summit 2017 follow up

The Institute of the North is honored to have organized, in cooperation with Finland’s TEM and many partners, the 2017 Arctic Energy Summit in Helsinki, Finland, from September 18 -20. Attended by 300 people from more than 15 nations, the 4th Arctic Energy Summit covered a wide array of energy topics, from oil and gas to renewables, energy efficiency to affordability. Most importantly, the Summit’s outcomes are delivered to the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG), which met in Inari on September 21 and 22.

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Alaska and Maine: Partners in the Future of the Arctic

Maine’s location and resources ensure its status as a near Arctic state. Its connection to Alaska is evident in the states’ similar roles as Arctic gateways. Maine’s strategic location is conducive to Arctic shipping interests. The state is located in the midst of multiple trans-Atlantic shipping routes and sits at the northeast corner of the continental U.S., bordering Canada.

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Arctic Interchange

Alaska’s science, policy and business community will come together to celebrate the successes of the U.S. Chairmanship, toast the future of the Finnish Chairmanship and recognize the hard work still to do in meeting the high goals of environmental protection, sustainable development, inclusion of indigenous peoples and international cooperation. Fairbanks, Alaska hosted the Arctic Interchange May 8-12, 2017.

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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.