FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Ottewell David A. 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC [ NG ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Vice President & CFO
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC., 201 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUITE 400
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
6/30/2021
(Street)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Shares  6/30/2021    A   V 863 (1) A $9.41 (2) 713580  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Represents shares acquired under the NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC. Employee Stock Purchase Plan during the second calendar quarter of 2021.
(2)  The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were purchased in multiple transactions over a three-month period at prices ranging from $8.19 to $10.40, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC., any security holder of NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC., or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares purchased at each separate price within the ranges set forth in this footnote.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Ottewell David A.
C/O NOVAGOLD RESOURCES INC.
201 SOUTH MAIN STREET, SUITE 400
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111


Vice President & CFO

Signatures
/s/ Tricia Pannier as attorney-in-fact for David A. Ottewell 6/30/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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