Images from the Conference

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

Robyn Campbell is the Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Iqaluit.  As a result of her work, the Iqaluit Sustainable Community Plan won a national award from FCM and was recognized in Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s book The Right to be Cold. She has worked internationally in the fields of sustainability, community development, education, and art. She is currently an MBA student.

Events:

Break-out Session 2: Community

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

Website:
www.sustainableiqaluit.com

You can download the Council's summary of their recent strategic planning sessions   pdf here (191 KB) , or read on...

The members of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council held two sessions in late 2014 and early 2015 to discuss the strategic direction for the organization. While the council is strongly supported by an experienced secretariat, the council is fairly “young” with two members having been on the council for less than 2 years and the other member only recently appointed in June 2014. Effort was taken to understand the purpose, intent, role, challenges and future for the organization.

Yukon Planning Regions as of January 2013

The Yukon Land Use Planning Council helps Government, Yukon First Nations and Regional Planning Commissions coordinate their efforts to conduct regional land use planning. This planning is necessary to resolve land use and resource conflicts within Yukon's regions. The plans ensure that use of lands and resources is consistent with social, cultural, economic and environmental values. These plans will build upon the traditional knowledge and experience of the residents of each region.

Regional land use plans make recommendations for the use of land, water and other renewable and non-renewable resources. Governments and First Nations must adhere to these regional plans when authorizing use of land and resources.

Whether you are a prospector or a planner, we hope you will find useful information here about land use planning in the North. We encourage you to explore this site, and follow links to other helpful and informative sites.