Images from the Conference

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

Biographies and links for each presenter.

Donald Reid is a wildlife ecologist working for Wildlife Conservation Society Canada in northwest Canada. His career includes field research on boreal and arctic wildlife, land use planning in BC and YT, and wildlife habitat issues in forest management. He currently works on environmental sustainability issues in natural resource development.

Hilary Cooke is Associate Conservation Scientist with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada, based in Whitehorse, Yukon. Since 2010, she has been working to conserve the boreal birds and wild landscapes of Yukon’s Boreal Mountains. Throughout her career, Hilary has been committed to developing and communicating science-based approaches for wildlife conservation.

With a Masters of Forestry Science and an MBA from Yale University, David Loeks moved to the Yukon in 1983.  A resource policy and  development consultant, he was Chairman of the acclaimed - or notorious - Peel Watershed Planning Commission, tabling its report in 2011. Currently, he manufactures timber frame homes.

Events:

Break-out Session 4: The Future - New Plans for the New North Recent Plans

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

For over a dozen years, Petr Cizek lived and worked in the Northwest Territories. He is an independent environmental consultant who specializes in the integration and analysis of traditional knowledge and natural resource data using geographic information systems. He is a graduate of the land use planning programs at the University of Waterloo (BES 1988) and the University of Guelph (MSc. 1992).

Petr is currently living on the Gulf Islands and in 2014, completed his PhD at the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning in the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia.

Events:

Break-out Session 4: The Future - New Plans for the New North Recent Plans

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

Website:
www.cizek.ca
Petr Cizek -- Cizek Environmental Services

Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge was appointed Chair of the Dehcho Land Use Planning Committee in 2012. Since the 1980's, he has served a number of terms as Chief of Deh Gah Gotie First Nation. He has also been on numerous boards and committees, including the Native Communications Society, Deh Cho Health and Social Services, Dehcho Economic Corporation and the Youth Justice Circle. Mr. Bonnetrouge has a keen interest in culture, traditions and values of his Dehcho Dene people.

Events:

Break-out Session 4: The Future - New Plans for the New North Recent Plans

Wednesday, February 17, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00