Images from the Conference

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

Biographies and links for each presenter.

Pascale Groulx is the Strategic Relations and Reporting Manager for the Government of Canada’s Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM-2) program.  The GEM program is significantly advancing and modernizing geological knowledge in the North that is instrumental to making informed resource investment and land-use decisions. Ms. Groulx oversees the program’s engagement activities and leads the development of collaborations with northerners and their institutions.

Events:

Plenary Poster Presentations

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   1:30-1:40

Claudia works as Conservation Areas Biologist for the Government of the Northwest Territories (NWT). Her work involves protected areas planning, with particular focus on incorporating conservation science into the unique northern conditions of the NWT. She sits on the board of Canadian Council on Ecological Areas.

 

Events:

Plenary Poster Presentations

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   1:30-1:40

Website:
www.enr.gov.nt.ca

After completing an undergraduate degree in Geography and Women's Studies at Queen's University, Jen travelled north and has made it her home for over 20 years. Jen completed her Master of Public Health at the University of Alaska Anchorage and is now in the early stages of her PhD at the University of Guelph. Her work seeks to conceptualize, for use in the routine assessment of a mine development, the impacts of colonialism and assimilation policies on Indigenous health and well-being.

Events:

Plenary Poster Presentations

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   1:30-1:40

Gillian Nicol is a fourth generation Vancouverite, born on Coast Salish Territory. Her parents are Bruce and Mary Ellen Nicol born in Oklar, Wisconsin and Vancouver, BC, respectively. Her ancestors are from the Isle of Skye, Scotland and Newport, Wales. Although she is not First Nation, her family made its journey to British Columbia; this is her home.

A plethora of reasons come to mind when Gillian conveys to people why she is studying Indigenous Community Planning at UBC. However, the first step she wants to address, learn and understand is how the lands worked before colonization. It is important to know this in order to help educate and decolonize people’s ways of thinking. Knowing what came before our current ways of thinking will only able non-aboriginal and aboriginal people to successfully walk together into the future and build trust and respect with one another. Gillian hopes to work for either for a Band, Nation, not for profit, or consulting company that addresses these themes in the future.

 

Events:

Plenary Poster Presentations

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   1:30-1:40

Bill Klassen has worked in all three northern Territories mainly in natural resource management and environmental assessment. He assisted the Yukon Agriculture Association with its initial strategic plan and the plan’s subsequent updating. Bill has conducted a number of other agriculture-related studies in the Yukon for various clients.

Events:

Plenary Poster Presentations

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   1:30-1:40