Images from the Conference

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

Leah Culver is a human-environment consultant and sociocultural anthropologist with Shared Value Solutions. She has extensive experience conducting TKLUO and Oral History research for First Nation and Métis governments and communities and developing and carrying out qualitative based program evaluations, socioeconomic impact assessments, and Community Energy Plans.