Images from the Conference

A Full House in the Longhouse
a keynote address draws a full house with about 200 attendees
Inuktitut:
Planning the New North
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge
on the lessons learned drafting the Decho Land Use Plan
Cree:
Planning the New North
Dan Paleczny
giving his perspectives on transboundary land use planning
English:
Planning the New North
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
French:
Planning the New North
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
An engaging poster area
posters were also presented at lighting talks
Michael Barrett
on the Nunavik experience with regional planning and protected areas
Cooking Up Ideas
an ice-breaking activity
Council Director Ron Cruikshank
presenting his experience developing the Gwich'in Regional Land Use Plan
Council Chair Patrick Rouble
giving the opening message
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
Han:
Planning the New North
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
One of many breakout sessions
at the "Artist Studio"
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
Gwich'in:
Planning the New North
Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address
Sarah Reid
on indigenous climate change adaptation planning
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala
Diyet
singing at the Gala

This conference was organised by a committee of people interested in northern planning. The committee had representation from the Council for Yukon First Nations, the Yukon Government, the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Planning Institute of British Columbia, the Alberta Professional Planning Institute as well as the Yukon Land Use Planning Council. The Council is mandated under Yukon Land Claims Agreements and helps Government, Yukon First Nations and Regional Planning Commissions coordinate their efforts to conduct regional land use planning.

The committee contracted Lesley Cabott to be the Conference Organiser. Several staff members of the Council and subcontractors also worked towards putting on a great conference.

Alberta Professional Planners Institute

This conference is eligible to be logged as structured Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) credits. One hour of session is equivalent to 1 Learning Unit.

Planning Institute of British Columbia

This conference is eligible to be logged as structured Continuous Professional Learning (CPL) credits. One hour of session is equivalent to 1 Learning Unit and the entire conference will be worth 15 structured CPL Learning Units.