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More than a few mining gems from the Institute of the North

June 04, 2014

Anchorage, Alaska-based Institute of the North hosted a “Northern Regions Mining Summit” last week in Vancouver. The three day conference was extremely well organized and gathered approximately 130 delegates from northern regions.

Alaska Governor Walter J. Hickel, founder of the Institute of the North, believed strongly that we must understand the reality, the richness and the responsibility of the North.  He championed “the commons” and how to care for commonly-owned lands and resources, in our state and beyond. Today, the Institute works to share that vision. Part of its work is to organize annual conferences related to northern themes.

The theme for this year’s conference was “Effective governance, sustainable communication”. The conference was ably chaired by Nils Andreassen who kept the pace fast and the atmosphere light.

A few interesting tidbits:



The Institute of the North put on a wonderful conference. They are planning an energy-themed conference in Fairbanks in Sep-2015.