Images from the Conference

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

As a registered professional planner and founder of Sustainabilty North Inc., Mr. Morrison specializes in corporate and community sustainability, regulatory affairs and environmental planning. With more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, he has maintained a special interest across the North from early career assignments in the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut. He also currently serves as Vice-Chair, National Initiatives Advisory Committee of the Canadian Institute of Planners.