Images from the Conference

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

Jeff Cook is the Principal of Beringia Community Planning Inc. Working in the community since 1991, Jeff is a planning facilitator, community engagement specialist, educator and trainer with community planning and development experience (comprehensive, sector and project planning), working with over 40 First Nations and community groups across Canada.

Jeff's presentation is here.