The Institute of the North, Governor Walter J. Hickel, founded this non profit organization. The Institute has gained a wide reputation as a center for the study of commonly-owned lands, seas and resources using Alaska as a model.
On the Commons (OTC) is a commons movement strategy center founded in 2001 that believes it is possible to foster a commons-based society, which refers to a shift away from our market-based system, through new, collaborative ways of working.
The Northern Forum is a non-profit, international organization composed of sub-national or regional governments from eight northern countries that share characteristics that set them apart from other areas of the world. From throughout the North, the Northern Forum brings leaders together to address common political, environmental and economic issues.