Images from the Conference

Cree:
Planning the New North
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
English:
Planning the New North
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
An engaging poster area
posters were also presented at lighting talks
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
Cooking Up Ideas
an ice-breaking activity
Han:
Planning the New North
Diyet
singing at the Gala
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge
on the lessons learned drafting the Decho Land Use Plan
Sarah Reid
on indigenous climate change adaptation planning
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Inuktitut:
Planning the New North
French:
Planning the New North
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
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
Gwich'in:
Planning the New North
Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address

Biographies and links for each presenter.

 Dr. Kate Neville is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in Political Science and the School of the Environment. With a recent focus on hydraulic fracturing debates in the Yukon, her work examines resource governance and extractive industries, considering the changing relationships between governments, communities, and corporations.

 

Co-author: Dr Erika Weinthal, Duke University

Events:

Break-out Session 2: Planning Methods - Engaging and Building Trust

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

Kate Neville -- Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Political Science and the School of the Environment,  PhD.

Heidi spent a decade developing regional land use plans in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. She was the primary author of both the Draft Dehcho Land Use Plan (2006) and the final approved Sahtu Land Use Plan (2013). She joined Stantec in 2015 as a Senior Environmental Planner in Yellowknife.

Events:

Break-out Session 2: Planning Methods - Engaging and Building Trust

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

Website:
www.stantec.com
Heidi Wiebe -- Senior Environmental Planner, Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Janet Kivett Knight is a student at the School of Community and Regional Planning at UBC, specializing in Indigenous Communities Planning and the Canadian North. She is also a member of the Health, Environment and Indigenous Communities research group based at Trent University and holds an MA in Sustainability Studies from that institution.

Contributors:

  • Diana Kouril B.A. – Researcher, Health, Environment and Indigenous Communities Research Group
  • Chris Furgal Ph.D. – Associate professor, Indigenous Studies & Environmental Studies at Trent University
Events:

Break-out Session 2: Governance- Planning for Change – Values Cultural/Heritage

Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   3:30 – 5:00

Sarah Reid is a Research Coordinator with the Firelight Group and focuses on community based socioeconomic and cultural research with Indigenous communities across western Canada.  Sarah has extensive experience in climate change and sustainability planning and research.

Doug has been instrumental in numerous aspects of the Coastal First Nations Great bear Initiative in the Kitasoo area. This initiative has increased the capacity and support of First Nations sustainable economic development, ecosystem health and human well-being. Doug has been influential to the successful development of a Conservation Based Economy rooted in First Nations Values. Namely he has been involved with:

  • Successful ecotourism operation for 13 years that reached a 1 million dollar revenue and employees 45 people
  • An ecosystem-based management plan of the conservancy that ensures 70 % of old growth forests are preserved, and the ecological and food resources are protected in the region
  • Scientific Research and Policy development to preserve the Spirit Bear Habitat
  • Watchmen Monitoring program
  • Youth on the Land Stewardship Programming
  • Economic Development Opportunities for First Nations
  • Negotiating a Management Framework for Shared Decision making
Events:

 

Break-out Session 2: Planning for Change - Values Cultural/Heritage

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

 

 

The Conservation Economy Potential in Canada’s North

Thursday, February 18, 2016. 9:00-12:00

Douglas Neasloss -- Resource Stewardship Director, Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative (BC)