Images from the Conference

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

Roy Sidders has led the delivery of the joint land use planning process for the Far North of Ontario for the past 10 years. Roy was the planning team chairman for the first community based land use plan completed in the Far North of Ontario (the Whitefeather Forest Plan) and oversaw completion of three other plans. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.


Plenary Panel Presentation and Discussion: What are we planning for? Balancing culture and industry values- Community based land use planning in the Far North of Ontario

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   1:40 – 3:00

Roy Sidders -- Planning Manager, Far North Branch, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry