Consent of Kevin Francis


In connection with NovaGold Resources Inc.’s take-over bid circular dated January 18, 2011 (the “Offer and Circular”) and registration statement on Form F-8 originally dated January 18, 2011, and any amendments thereto and any registration statements filed pursuant to Rule 429 under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and any documents incorporated by reference therein (the “Registration Statement”), I, Kevin Francis, hereby consent to references to my name and to my involvement in the preparation of a technical report entitled “Galore Creek Property NI 43-101 Technical Report” dated January 25, 2008 (the “Technical Report”) in the Registration Statement and the Offer and Circular, and to the inclusion and incorporation by reference of information derived from the Technical Report in the Registration Statement and the Offer and Circular.

DATED: January 18, 2011

/s/ Kevin Francis          
Name: Kevin Francis